Clive Davis is making headlines today with his new memoir The Soundtrack of My Life, in which he admits to his bisexuality. While many are praising the legendary music producer and label executive, Kelly Clarkson is slamming him for spreading false information about her and her music. Let the celebrity catfight begin!
Kelly posted a lengthy explanation on her WhoSay account, addressing a few stories that Clive addresses in his memoir, including that she “hysterically sobbed” when he demanded “Since U Been Gone” be on her sophomore album Breakaway.
“Not true at all,” Kelly wrote. “His stories and songs are mixed up. I did want more guitars added to the original demo and Clive did not.”
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She continued, “[Producers Max Martin and Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald] 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 American Idol alum did admit to crying to Clive when she played her very personal single “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,’” she wrote. “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.”
Kelly ended her defensive post to her fans by writing, “Anyway, I love my job. 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.” Yikes! That’s a dig if I’ve ever read one!
What do you think about Kelly defending herself to Clive?
Was it wrong of Clive to write false stories in his memoir?