Blender's Kelly Clarkson interview lands in Page Six... and elsewhere

Clarkson Blasts Label “Liars”

July 12th, 2007

July 12, 2007 -- KELLY Clarkson has been biting her tongue as we've reported on her fight with BMG/RCA boss Clive Davis. Clarkson insisted on recording her own songs on her third album, while Davis - mindful of needing hits - wanted her to sing tunes written by others. But in the August issue of [Blender], Clarkson says she told Davis: "I don't know you very well, and I am not a bull-[bleep]er. I get [that] you don't like the album. You're 80; you're not supposed to like my album." She also said: "I literally got told to my face that it wouldn't sell more than 600,000 copies. And I got lied to. One reason I don't like working with people at the label is that they lie . . . If you're going with the flow and not fighting, that's settling. I can't take that. Life is just too short to be a pushover." But meanwhile, Clarkson fired her manager and cancelled her summer tour because of slack ticket sales.



San Francisco Chronicle