Yesterday, I blogged about Clive Davis coming out of the closet at bisexual at the ripe old age of 80. He has actually been bisexual for years, just didn’t let the public know until he revealed it in his recent memoir, “The Soundtrack of My Life.”
It seems that he revealed something else in the memoir – something incorrect according to client Kelly Clarkson.
In the book, Davis said Clarkson has “a decidedly independent streak” (Hello? Her first single was “Miss Independent”) and “often speaks in public before she realizes the implications of what she’s saying.”
He also said Clarkson bust into “hysterical sobbing” in his office because he demanded that the single “Since U Been Gone” be on her album.
Clarkson replied to Davis’ book claims in her blog. She said Davis was wrong about this. She said she wanted more guitars in the song, which she says were added, and she “couldn’t be more proud of the life of that song.” She also said, “I resent him dampening that song in any way.”
She went on to say “I refuse to be bullied and I just have to clear up his memory lapses . . . It feels like a violation.” She claims Davis got songs and stories mixed up.
Clarkson did ‘fess up to crying…after she played him “Because of You.” She said she cried because Davis told her she was a *explitive* writer “who should be grateful for the gift he bestows upon me.” Clarkson also claims Davis criticized her My December album because she co-penned it and didn’t have any “pop hits.”
Clarkson finished up her message with saying she loved her job, music, fans, label, and professional relationships and was “grateful for Clive for teaching me to know the difference.”
Davis replied to Clarkson’s blog saying, “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. 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.”
I think that returns the ball to the Clarkson court.