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Clive Davis Defends What He Wrote About Kelly Clarkson In His Memoir

Davis admitted that “our memories might differ” on today’s edition of The Wendy Williams Show, but then also said that he “stand[s] by his book.”

I fought at the beginning of her career for her to get songs like “Since U Been Gone”, “Behind These Hazel Eyes” and “Breakaway” because initially there was a taint to an American Idol winner and writers did not want to give their songs to her. I believed in her from the start, I still believe in her, I gave her those songs.

Yes, our memories might differ about some of the issues that have come up. I stand by my book on my memory, I submitted it to five independent people who were there every day during the whole period. They thoroughly verified every every fact that’s written.

If missed, Kelly wrote a response to what Clive said about her yesterday online:

So I just heard Clive Davis is releasing a memoir and spreading false information about me and my music. I refuse to be bullied and 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.

Anyway, I love my job. I love my music. I love my fans. I love my label and all of my professional relationships… now. And I am grateful for Clive for teaching me to know the difference.

Who do you think wins, Kelly or Clive?

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