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Clive Davis Visits ‘Katie’ With Usher, Responds To Kelly Clarkson Slam

Published: Tuesday 19th Feb 2013 by Rashad

 

As reported here, ‘Breakaway’ beauty Kelly  Clarkson broke her silence via open letter to former mentor/music mogul Clive Davis after his damning comments about her in his new memoir ‘The Soundtrack Of My Life’.

After Clarkson’s slam made headlines across the net, Davis took to Twitter to offer a response to the young diva’s claims.

The statement came shortly after the airing of his stop by ‘Katie’ where he opened up about his reported bisexuality and was later joined by ‘Climax’ crooner Usher to reflect on time with Whitney Houston and more.

See it all below:

Response to Kelly Clarkson’s claims:

“As anyone who has read The Soundtrack of My Life knows, 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. 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.” (source)

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  1. My Forehead Tho February 19, 2013

    BS, I believe Kelly.

  2. BEYNAJ February 19, 2013

    This s*** really gets on my nerves…. I bet that this was only part of the book to cause the controversy that it has already. Using Kelly to gain sales…

    Seriously, since when did the behind the scenes stuff even matter. The music is the music. This is pointless

  3. TheTruth February 19, 2013

    #TeamKelly

  4. hur February 19, 2013

    no1curr

  5. BITCHPLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE February 19, 2013

    IS IT USHER THE CELEBRITY CLIVE USE TO SLEEP WITH??? 😉

  6. MX3 February 19, 2013

    Kelly could have easily become Rueben Studdard, Taylor Hicks, David Cook or Lee DeWyze. Clive gave her her success and he can easily take it away. Methinks she needs to shut her piehole and just sing the damn song that Clive approves.

  7. Mark111 February 19, 2013

    I was at the gym and seen this on tv (it was on mute) and was like “Well damn, is Usher coming out as bi too?!” That would explain why his relationships never works out. But anyway, it seems like Clive had to put names in his book in order to sell is. Didn’t Tony do the same to MC a few weeks ago? These men are kings of promo and know every trick to sell things, other wise, no one would give two shits about them, even though they’re the reasons why your faves are even know. I’m waiting for Matthew Knowles tell all (cause you know he will.) And yea I believe Kelly over him, he’s one of the biggest snakes in music, we didn’t forget about screwing over TLC, or that disrespect to Whitney by still having your little party with her body wasn’t even cold yet and was on the 44th floor.

  8. King B>Rihanna February 19, 2013

    TEAM KELLY!IF SHE JUST SHUTS UP AND DOES NOT STICK UP FOR WHAT SHE WANTS TO PUT SONICALLY SHE WILL BE NOTHING MORE THAN A RECORD LABEL PUPPET SO THE PERSON THAT SAID THAT WA DUMB AS F***..IF THAT IS THE CASE THAT ARTIST SHOULD JUST SHUT UP MC AND MJ AND JJ WOULD NOT BE THE LEGENDS THEY ARE.

  9. MISHKA February 19, 2013

    TeamClive

    Creative differences ain’t nothing new. Most managers would like for their singers to stick to singing, that’s that old school.

    She acted like a little brat and she’s mad she got exposed. She also slammed Ryan Tedder pubicly for giving her “Halo”‘s arrangements.

    I think she wants to appear squeaky clean and tries to justify anything, even though nobody really cares.

    The grandpa said he has witnesses so I highly suggest she walks off, her career is still going stronger so it’s not THAT serious anyway.

  10. Cream February 19, 2013

    2flops what’s new is Kelly new ablum at 1mill yet?

    • Sean February 23, 2013

      who cares about sales when you win Grammys, fool

  11. Absolved February 19, 2013

    Kelly has one of the most annoying personalities in the business. She’s always been too big for her britches and a little too lippy for her own good. She enjoys temper tantrums and no one can tell her anything. When she’s reduced to playing Vegas, I bet she’ll be willing to cooperate.

  12. Deano February 19, 2013

    clearly the one person he forgot to check that information with is her whoich is the main person he should have cleared it with as most authors contact the source direct, if the information was accurate why not send her the passage so she called confirm it as she has admitted to crying but said his old ass has a bad memory of which he placed the events!

    I Believe Kelly, Clive was openly mean to her during the period of ‘My December’ which if you’ve actually heard has her best and most well written work on there, its a deep album with real lyrics and a lot of passion on it

  13. Butterfly February 19, 2013

    @mark111, there’s rumors that Usher rolls both ways, but supposedly the reason why Usher has commitment issues is because he might have been sexually abused as a child when he was first starting out in the industry. P. Shitty exposed him to a lot of things that he shouldn’t have seen, I’m sure it probably left him traumatized. He needs to be like Kelly and speak up about these people who bullied him too. Watch this video… The music industry is a lot darker than we think.

  14. Dev February 20, 2013

    He verified this with 5 people who work for him and have been working for him for years, and have been paid well.

    Yeah, i would tell him to his face he was lying…..hmmm

  15. Teacher February 20, 2013

    My Forehead Tho

    February 19, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    BS, I believe Kelly.
    __________________________

    That isn’t saying much hell you believe Beyonce lyin thievin ass!

  16. DJT February 20, 2013

    He had fact checkers check on a private conversation that happened between him and her behind closed doors? Really Clive, that’s your piece of evidence to prove you’re not lying here. What a moron… Now I KNOW your lying! Team Kelly!

  17. Pop Royalty February 20, 2013

    so he is GAY and taking out USHER with him ?

    #Priceless

    Usher , MAN , stay away from this one , Please.

    and this man is doing the most at his age , at 90 Y.O , there are certain things you should have kept to yourself , who cares about you coming out ?

    and they are always come out just before projects , huh ? materialistic c****.

  18. Music February 20, 2013

    Clive, it’s best to shut up about Kelly while you’re ahead. You wouldn’t want the names of your mystery boy toys to all of a sudden start to come out to the public.

    You know Kelly don’t play.

  19. Music February 20, 2013

    Someone should write a book about Clive’s boy toys. I want to know who they are….Yes I’m nosey. lol

  20. JOHNVIDAL February 20, 2013

    To be honest, so many people talk with things about him that I don´t have an opinion about him. I just can´t have one. Good for Kelly for standing up if she was mistreated, but so many people showing love to Clive has to be taken into account too
    All I know is everytime I think of Whitney it breaks my heart. She suffered many pressures in the 80´s when she was so young and lived that unprecedent success for a woman. Maybe the worst thing wasn´t Clive overworking her voice, maybe Clive was the best thing, who knows! Maybe Clive and that supposed girlfriend of Whitney were the best things she had, and her loving but judgemental mother and 80´s society were the worst things… nobody knows. All I know her case is heartbreaking

    One last thing: like I said kudos to Kelly Clarkson if she was bullied, but people need to understand every artist goes through that type of strong disagreements when signed to a label. You have to be strong. And the pressure nowadays can´t even compare to what the biggest stars ever went through in the 70´s, 80´s and 90´s. Some people are a little too sensitive sometimes

  21. eric February 20, 2013

    Did those “five independent individuals” ever talk to Kelly? If not, how could they verify the “facts”?

  22. Sean February 23, 2013

    I wanted to read this until Kelly’s statement came up. I believe her 1000%. Clive is an old man river who at one point had a falling out with Whitney, too, over creative differences. Plus, Kelly has nothing to gain by speaking the truth. Clive pays all those fuckers who allegedly verified these facts, so of course they’re going to side with Clive. He signs their cheques. Team Kelly through and through.

  23. mob February 26, 2013

    I really loath and detest Katie FAKE ASS Couric! Clive has been a great asset to many in the music industry. I will forever be grateful that he introduced the world to The VOICE, WHITNEY HOUSTON! 🙂

    I’ll have t go back and ead the Kelly Clarkston diss. I missed the drama!

    ** I hate dave grolh & the foo fighters

  24. mob February 26, 2013

    Katie: What happened to Whitney Houston?

    Mob: B****, IT’S RACIST C**** LIKE YOU & the rest of the no good media that “happened to Whitney”! You animals dogged her life and broke her down as you did Michael Jackson and you are trying to do Chris Brown and Rihanna! You racist rat bastards……

  25. Win on Qubids April 9, 2013

    This is Awesome! Thank you so much.

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