Kelly Clarkson Speaks Out Over Reported Clive Davis Feud
First Published: July 23, 2007 2:21 PM EDT Credit: AP
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Singer Kelly Clarkson has addressed rumors of a reported feud with her label boss Clive Davis during the campaign over her third album, My December.
“There has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding the release of “My December,” much of which has focused on a supposed feud with my record label, in particular, Clive Davis, Clarkson began in a post on her official website. I want to set the record straight on this by saying that I want my band, my advisors, those close to me and my record label to be one big, tightly knit family. Like any family we will disagree and argue sometimes but, in the end, it’s respect and admiration that will keep us together.
Rumors surfaced earlier this year that Clarksons label and in particular boss Clive Davis, was reportedly not happy with the direction of Clarksons record which saw her taking a heavier songwriting hand and not using as many song-writing hit makers as past releases.
In the run up to the My December release, Clarkson fired her management. She later cancelled a summer tour.
In todays post on her website, the singer went on to say that reports her relationship with Davis has soured are unfounded and she boasts a hearty respect for the record company legend.
A lot has been made in the press about my relationship with Clive. Much of this has been blown way out of proportion and taken out of context, Clarkson wrote. Contrary to recent characterizations in the press, I’m well aware that Clive is one of the great record men of all time. He has been a key advisor and has been an important force in my success to date. He has also given me respect by releasing my new album when he was not obligated to do so.
Clarkson ended her note by offering an apology.
I really regret how this has turned out and I apologize to those whom I have done disservice, she wrote. I would never intentionally hurt anyone. I love music, and I love the people I am blessed to work with. I am happy that my team is behind me and I look forward to the future.”
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