Audio crackles and pops from stretching audio

As title says, simple as. I’ve tried everything I know of but it just keeps crackling and popping on stretched clips. Musical mode or not, hitpoints or not, all stretch modes. Yes it still crackles with and without FX. Happens with freeze too.

I am stretching an MP3 specifically.

I don’t know if it’s because it’s an MP3 but I don’t have a choice. The crackles appear after render and in playback. This is unnacceptable. Seems totally random, I have no control over it. The crackles also don’t appear near hitpoints so I have no idea where and why it happens since the location is random every time.

I have attached an mp3 with said crackles.

11.0.10 and 11 it occurs on.