Pop star Kelly Clarkson calls music industry exec Clive Davis a liar and a bully
American Idol Kelly Clarksoncalled out record executive Clive Davis on Tuesday, accusing him of spreading lies about her in his soon-to-be released memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life.
The Burleson native isn't taking the abuse sitting down, though. She blasted Davis on social media, and her WhoSay post quickly went viral:
So I just heard Clive Davis is releasing a memoir and spreading false information about me and my music. 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.
Even though the book has yet to hit the shelves, Clarkson discounted several examples of Davis reportedly painting her in a false light:
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.
She added that her sob session actually occurred on another occasion, after playing "Because of You."
"I cried because he hated it and told me verbatim that I was a "sh*tty writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me," she wrote.
After Clarkson defended herself and her hits, she told readers that Davis "stood up in front of his company at a convention and belittled [her] and [her] music and completely sabotaged the entire project."
At the end of her written venting session, Clarkson said, "I love my label and all of my professional relationships … now. And I am grateful for Clive for teaching me to know the difference."
Sounds like Clarkson may open with "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger" at her March 1 benefit concert at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie.