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Clive Davis has everyone talking after revealing his sexual past and opening up about bisexuality in his memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life, but American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson isn’t impressed. Instead, she is taking to WhoSay to defend statements made about her in the memoir.
“So I just heard Clive Davis is releasing a memoir and spreading false information about me and my music,” she 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.”
Clarkson took to WhoSay to defend statements made in Davis’s memoir which discuss a clash of personalities between the two, Rolling Stone reports. A difference of opinions, according to Davis, was over Clarkson’s song, “Since You Been Gone,” which People reports Davis said was “a very tough conversation, and it didn't get any easier when Kelly burst in to hysterical sobbing.”
Clarkson continues, “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...I resent him dampening that song in any way."
She explains, “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*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," she continues, noting, “This was devastating coming from a man who I, as a young girl, considered a musical hero and was so honored to work with. 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.”
Davis’s memoir delves deeper into the musicians he’s worked with, including the devastating loss of his longtime friend Whitney Houston.
The legendary music producer has not yet responded to Clarkson’s retaliation.