Clive Davis, one of the most powerful figures in the music industry, was also the one who launched Kelly Clarkson’s career. In his new autobiography, “The Sound Track of My Life,” he also details certain aspects of their professional relationship, including their sour parting – and it’s none to Kelly’s liking.
In a lengthier post on her Twitter feed, Kelly takes issues with two events described in the book, which, she says, aren’t accurately presented.
By deliberately lying to his readers, Davis is only trying to bully her, Kelly says – but she’s done with being bullied.
“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,” she writes.
“It feels like a violation. Growing up is awesome because you learn you don't have to cower to anyone – even Clive Davis,” Kelly also says.
She presents her side of the story and stresses that Davis is only lying because he’s still harboring ill feeling towards her after they went their separate ways, even though he was the one that pushed her away, by making sure her album “My December” didn’t get maximum odds of success.
Follow the link in the second paragraph to read Kelly’s statement in full.
As was to be expected, Davis too came out with his own, to set the record straight on “lying,” which he does not do.
“As anyone who has read ‘The Sound Track of My Life’ knows, I think Kelly Clarkson is a tremendous vocal talent and performer. In the book, I provide an in-depth look at our years together during which we shared major multi-platinum success, as well as a few creative differences,” he writes on Twitter.
In her own statement, Kelly had said that he once called her a “[expletive]-y writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me.”
“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,” Davis adds.
However, as it usually happens in this type of conflicts, chances are the truth is somewhere in the middle.