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Kelly Clarkson Slams Clive Davis For 'False' Memoir: 'I Refuse To Be Bullied'

Clive Davis may be making headlines by revealing his bisexuality in his new memoir, but Kelly Clarkson is slamming the legendary music executive for claims about her and her music career.

According to the memoir, Clarkson did not want to include her now platinum hit 'Since U Been Gone' on her album Breakaway. Davis says she burst into tears when he insisted she include the song.

"So I just heard Clive Davis is releasing a memoir and spreading false information about me and my music," Clarkson writes in a lengthy post to her fans.

"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."

"First, he says I burst into 'hysterical sobbing' in his office when he demanded 'Since You Been Gone' be on my album. Not true at all. His stories and songs are mixed up," she says of her 2004 album 'Breakaway'.

"I cried because he hated Because of You and told me verbatim that I was a shitty writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me. He continued on about how the song didn't rhyme and how I should just shut up and sing."

"This was devastating coming from a man who I, as a young girl, considered a musical hero and was so honored to work with. But I continued to fight for the song and the label relented. And it became a worldwide hit. He didn't include that in the book."

Davis also says he warned Clarkson and her team that the 2007 album, My December, would not be successful because it didn't have any big hits on it except for 'Never Again'. But the singer says Davis was to blame.

"He doesn't mention how he stood up in front of his company at a convention and belittled me and my music and completely sabotaged the entire project," the singer says. "It never had a chance to reach it's full potential."

"My December was an album I needed to make for myself for many reasons and the fact that I was so completely disregarded and disrespected was so disheartening, there really aren't words to explain."

"I love my label and all of my professional relationships... now. And I am grateful for Clive for teaching me to know the difference," she ends her post.

But Davis is standing by his story and the book: "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."

February 20, 2013 |

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