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 center around her 2007 album ‘My December’, but she has now admitted it began much earlier, with him criticizing 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.
“And then, this is the best part. He [Davis] played me the song that should be on the album, which was ‘Behind These Hazel Eyes’, which I wrote. Am I a s***ty writer?”
Despite her rows with Clive, 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.