Howard Stern Slams Clive Davis Over Kelly Clarkson Debacle
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Earlier this week, Clarkson wrote a lengthy post about the "false information" she says Davis spreads about her in The Soundtrack of My Life, noting that he would bully her during their collaborations.
"I always find it sickening when management guys like to set the record straight about how f---ing creative and what geniuses they are," Stern said on his radio show Wednesday, according to US Weekly. "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 f---ing degrading her and putting her down?"
In the book, Davis claims that Clarkson broke into "hysterical sobbing" when Davis made her include "Since U Been Gone" on her sophomore album, Breakaway. She denies the claim, but admits that she and Davis disagreed about how the song should be produced, but her vision won out in the end. Clarkson says the tears came when they argued about a different song from Breakaway: the hit song "Because of You."
Hours after Clarkson's post, Davis issued his own statement about what was included in his book and Clarkson's claims about his "false information." "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 said in a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. "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."
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