In Clive Davis’ new memoir “The Soundtrack to My Life”, the legendary music executive shares details on his personal and professional life. While the book has been received with high praises, singer Kelly Clarkson was not pleased with his account of her.
“I refuse to be bullied and I just have to clear up his memory lapses and misinformation for myself and for my fans. It feels like a violation. Growing up is awesome because you learn you don’t have to cower to anyone –even Clive Davis, ” Clarkson wrote on her blog on Tuesday. The singer claims that Davis is spreading “false information” about her and her music.
Clive Davis took to Twitter to clear his name and the facts of his memoir. “As anyone who has read ‘The Soundtrack to My Life’, I think Kelly Clarkson is a tremendous vocal talent and performer,” he tweeted. “In he 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 adds, 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.”
In the memoir, Clive states that Clarkson had a tendency to speak in public “before she realized the implications of what she’s saying”. He recounted a time where the singer broke down and sobbed in his office when he demanded the song “Since U Been Gone” be added to her second album. Clarkson states that the only time she cried in front of Davis was when she called her a lousy songwriter. Kelly Clarkson added that the executive left out a time where he “belittled” her in front a his company and convention.
Clive seems to want no hard feelings towards the singer. “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 aways wish, Kelly’s talent and her career to soar to ever new heights.”