Kelly Clarkson is upset with Clive Davis for inaccuracies in book.
Kelly Clarkson will no longer be “bullied” by Clive Davis, now that she’s a grown woman. The singer took to her WhoSay account Tuesday in response to the music executive’s newly released memoir, clearing up what she believes to be “misinformation” and “memory lapses.”
“So I just heard Clive Davis is releasing a memoir and spreading false information about me and my music,” Kelly Clarkson’s post begins. “I refuse to be bullied and I just have to clear up his memory lapses and misinformation for myself and for my fans. It feels like a violation. Growing up is awesome because you learn you don’t have to cower to anyone — even Clive Davis.”
Battling what she says is a lie, Kelly Clarkson continued:
“First, he says I burst into ‘hysterical sobbing’ in his office when he demanded ‘Since You Been Gone’ be on my album. Not true at all. His stories and songs are mixed up. I did want more guitars added to the original demo and Clive did not. Max, Luke and I still fought for the bigger sound and we prevailed and I couldn’t be more proud of the life of that song. I resent him dampening that song in any way.”
The part about the tears wasn’t entirely false, however. The 30-year-old went on to admit, “But, yes, I did cry in his office once. I cried after I played him a song I had written about my life called ‘Because Of You.’ I cried because he hated it and told me verbatim that I was a ‘sh**ty writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me’…. I should just shut up and sing.”
Finding victory via the fans who loved her song, Clarkson added, “But I continued to fight for the song and the label relented. And it became a worldwide hit. He didn’t include that in the book.”
After arguing that her album My December was a success despite the 80-year-old’s assertion that it was lacking, the singer turned to focus on the bright side .
“Anyway, I love my job,” the chill bride-to-be concluded. “I love my music. I love my fans. I love my label and all of my professional relationships… now. And I am grateful for Clive for teaching me to know the difference.”
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger — right?