Let’s get to the bottom of this.
Meghan Trainor is speaking out in defense ofJennifer Lopez, who has received criticism for producing her latest single, “Ain’t Your Mama’ withDr. Luke, Kesha‘s former and controversial producer. Trainor, the co-writer of the track, tells Digital Spy that Lopez had no idea that Dr. Luke was involved with the track based on Trainor’s approach to record it.
“I texted her the song and she had no idea,” says Trainor. “She thought I did it alone by myself at my house, which a lot of people think because I do do that.”
“I sent it to her and said, ‘Do you like the song?’ and she said, ‘I love the song, my kid loves the song — he’s made me play it five times already so I know it’s a hit — when can I cut it?’, so I said immediately, ‘Whenever you want!'”
Trainor says that the backlash that Lopez received as a result was “not fair”. “I felt terrible when Jennifer got all the hate for [‘Ain’t Your Mama’], and it’s just all ridiculous. It’s such a big song for her,” she says.
As Vulture points out, Trainor and Lopez are signed under the same Sony umbrella as Luke’s Kemosabe Records. “Trainor seemingly wrote and recorded the original version with Luke, but it’s important to remember that rare is the artist who doesn’t answer to their label overlords,” reads their report. “So if you’re hungry for a scapegoat, look beyond the two women bearing the brunt of the blame for a change, and pay attention to the suits cutting all the checks.”