Clive Davis Fires Back at Kelly Clarkson Over Book Claims

February 20, 2013 By:
Clive Davis Fires Back at Kelly Clarkson Over Book Claims
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This is shaping up to be one of the most polite celebrity feuds of all time... at least on one side.

Just moments after Kelly Clarkson spoke up, accusing Clive Davis of bullying her in his new memoir The Soundtrack of My Life, the record exec has responded, slamming the “American Idol” vet for lying. But he did so in the nicest way possible. 

Clarkson previously bashed Davis on her blog for publishing “false information” about their time collaborating in his book. The autobiography claims—among other things—that Clarkson protested his decision to include the now hit “Since U Been Gone” on her sophomore album with “hysterical crying,” and that he found her incapable of co-writing her own music.

Davis took to his Twitter blog to defend the validity of his book. In the public statement he wrote:

“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.”

Those of you following this feud may note that Davis’ comeback tends to read slightly more dignified than Clarkson’s hissy fit blog rant from Tuesday.

“I refuse to be bullied,” she wrote. “I just have to clear up his memory lapses and misinformation for myself and for my fans. It feels like a violation. Growing up is awesome because you learn you don’t have to cower to anyone – even Clive Davis.”

The war rages on…