Clive Davis, who is currently the chief creative officer for Sony Music Entertainment, recently released a book about his career entitled, ‘The Sound Track of My Life.’
Kelly Clarkson was offended by some snippets the book contained regarding her own career.
“I refuse to be bullied and I just have to clear up his memory lapses and misinformation,” American Idol’s first winner said on her WhoSay account Tuesday, Feb. 19. “It feels like a violation.”
Davis claims that he had a meeting with Clarkson that resulted in her bursting into hysterical sobbing because her hit song ‘Since You Been Gone’ would be placed on her 2004 album, ‘Breakaway.’
The winner of ‘American Idol’ season 1 said that Davis’ account was “not true at all,” and that “his stories and songs are mixed up.”
Clarkson did want guitars added for a bigger sound, and was proud of how it turned out. However, Davis’ story doesn’t match up to her version.
“I couldn’t be more proud of that song. I resent him dampening that song in any way,” she continued.
Clarkson did go on to say that she did cry in front of Davis when he bullied her about her abilities as a songwriter. According to Clarkson he wasn’t impressed with the writing that went into ‘Because of You.’
Clarkson says that Davis hated the song, and belittled her writing skills, telling her that she should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon her.
The Grammy winner concluded by adding, “I love my job. I love my music. I love my fans,” and that “growing up is awesome because you learn you don’t have to cower to anyone — even Clive Davis.”
Did Davis have a rebuttal or a supposible apology in response to Clarkson's statement? Of course he did.
His rep later released a statement saying, “I am truly very sorry that she has decided to take issue with what I know to be an accurate depiction of our time together.”
“Before the book was published, I had every fact checked with five independent individuals who were present on a daily basis throughout it all. The chapter as it is written was thoroughly verified by each and every one of them. I stand by the chapter as written in my book. At the same time I wish, and will always wish, Kelly’s talent and her career to soar to ever new heights,” continued Davis.
Either way, Clarkson will likely continue to soar to new heights, whether she has a good relationship with Davis or not.