Since You Been Gone singer Kelly Clarkson has hit out at legendary music mogul Clive Davis, after he criticised her in his memoir’s. Kelly says that the information that Clive gave is factually inaccurate and that he actually used to bully her when they worked together.
Clarkson wrote on her WhoSay blog, “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.”
She added, “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. 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 s**tty writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me.”
Kelly continued, “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 honoured to work with.”
Clive Davies also had a dig at the Kelly Clarkson album My December, saying that he thought it was a huge flop, despite the fact that the record went platinum. The three-time Grammy Award winner stated that she felt she needed to make My December for her own personal reasons.