Kelly Clarkson and her former mentor Clive Davis are again making their differences (the same differences that forced them to go their separate ways some years ago) public. Howard Stern has joined in the conversation, taking Kelly’s side on this.
As we also reported earlier this week, Davis, one of the most prominent figures in the music industry, who also gets credit for handling Kelly’s career in its initial years, is coming out with an autobiography.
In it, he also recalls certain events where Kelly was present, but she believes he’s not speaking the truth and deliberately put her in a bad light by lying about them and including them in his book.
In fact, she even calls it bullying.
Stern agrees, as he said on his recent show, according to Us Weekly.
“I always find it sickening when management guys like to set the record straight about how [expletive]-ing creative and what geniuses they are,” he says.
“And, like, this guy's trying to diminish what she does? Doesn't he have enough in life? Can't he sort of tell his story without [expletive]-ing degrading her and putting her down?,” Stern asks.
In other words, whatever transpired between Kelly and Davis before they ended their professional relationship, he should have the courtesy not to put it in a book, if only out of the respect he says he feels for her.
That’s a sentiment echoed by many of Kelly’s fans. Even if the truth about what happened between these two is somewhere in the middle and they’re both right to a certain extent, Davis should let sleeping dogs lie.
He should show some respect for the kind of work Kelly has put in from the first day she broke in the industry, Stern emphasizes.
“I think she has an amazing voice, and the girl has worked hard to get to where she is. I don't understand Clive Davis' motivation for knocking this chick down,” he says.