Kelly Clarkson Trashes Dr. Luke He's a Bad Guy

3/7/2016 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kelly Clarkson went nuts on Dr. Luke, saying he's a terrible person and that she was "blackmailed" by Sony to work with Luke ... similar to claims Kesha has been making. 

Kelly was on KIIS FM in Australia Monday and said she likes everyone she works with ... except Luke. She says they've clashed in a very bad way and he's a known liar.

DJ's Kyle and Jackie O pressed Kelly about Kesha's rape claim, but she says she's had no similar experience with Luke and couldn't judge.

As for Kesha's claim she's being held hostage by Sony ... Kelly says she had the same experience, where the label put a gun to her head -- work with Luke, or no album.