It turns out that crotchety music mogul Clive Davis has had a problem with Kelly Clarkson for a loonnnggg time. Since her first album, in fact . He’s been quite blatant about his ill will towards her – most recently when he praised the songwriters of “Since U Been Gone” instead of her in a speech on “American Idol”. It’s being reported that she is pretty casual about monetary demands so that she can keep artistic control of her music. And this bothers his ass. Clive allegedly makes it a point to rank on the songs that she did contribute to her multi-platinum last album.
Our insider said, “She wrote all of the second album herself – including the hits ‘Because of You,’ ‘Behind These Hazel Eyes’ and ‘Walk Away.’ Clive hated ‘Because of You’ so much, he would routinely mock it in meetings. It was one of her most successful singles.”
I don’t blame him, that song sucks. Something about staying on the sidewalk because you abused me? Ugh. Keep reading for more on this battle.
The source added, “Kelly wanted to make a deeply personal record. Here’s an artist who didn’t demand more money, who handed in her record on time in January, after making him millions, and now he rips her? The music business is collapsing, and this is why. They won’t let people put out their real music. This is about his huge ego.”
But a Davis pal said, “Clive gave her ‘Hazel Eyes’ and ‘Walk Away’ and he gave her the production company to help make ‘Because of You’ a hit. We pay millions for the albums. This is incorrect.”
Neither camp has made any official comment. Though Kelly just added an extra track to her new album called “Clive Davis Has To Use A Colostomy Bag”.