Clive Davis may have drawn attention for revealing his bisexuality in his new memoir, but it was something else that drew the attention of Kelly Clarkson. Now, the singer/”American Idol” champion is fighting mad and accuses the music mogul of being a bully and is fighting back.
“So I just heard Clive Davis is releasing a memoir and spreading false information about me and my music,” she wrote Tuesday on WhoSay. “I refuse to be bullied and I just have to clear up his memory lapses and misinformation. It feels like a violation.”
In Davis’ new book “The Soundtrack of My Life,” he writes that one meeting with Clarkson was “a very tough conversation, and it didn’t get any easier when Kelly burst in to hysterical sobbing.”
Clarkson, however, remembers it differently.
“First, he says I burst into ‘hysterical sobbing’ in his office when he demanded Since You Been Gone be on my album,” she writes. “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 goes on to say that he wanted her to “shut up.”
“But, yes, I did cry in his office once,” she states. “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*tty writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me.’ He continued on about how the song didn’t rhyme and how I should just shut up and sing. This was devastating coming from a man who I, as a young girl, considered a musical hero and was so honored to work with.”