Kelly Clarkson was dissed by music bigwig
Kelly Clarkson was told to "shut up and sing" by Clive Davis.
The 35-year-old singer has previously spoken about her feud with the music mogul, which was believed to centre around her 2007 album My December, but she has now admitted it began much earlier, with him criticising her songwriting on Because of You, and objected to her wanting to include it on her 2004 LP Breakaway after he took over as head of her record label, RCA.
Speaking to Variety, Kelly said: "I was told that was a s***ty song because it didn't rhyme. A group of men thought it was OK to sit around a young woman and bully her. I was told I should shut up and sing."
Despite that, the My Life Would Suck Without You singer admitted she was "excited" when she heard the legendary producer, 85, was taking over the record company.
She said: "Here's the thing. It always sounds like I'm going against Clive Davis. You have no idea how excited I was when I found out he was taking over.
"It's like meeting someone you've idolised since you were a kid and being let down."