Add to the list of things we unrepentantly love about Kelly Clarkson: She has no time for anybody else’s bullshit — even a legendary executive like Clive Davis, with whom the chanteuse has had a notoriously fraught relationship.
So it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that Clarkson took to Twitter today to share a letter with her fans “clearing up” some perceived inaccuracies in Davis’ recent memoir, which hit shelves today; with a candor that’s refreshing (even if it’s unwise), she unapologetically throws him under the bus, claiming that he told her that she was “a sh*tty writer” and disparaging her mostly self-penned album My December.
But it’s not a pity party! At the end, Clarkson notes that she’s thankful (hey-o!) for the lessons he taught her, even if they were painful: “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.”
Whether Clarkson’s experience of the truth is accurate or not (although we’re very inclined to believe that it is), it’s hard not to admire such a ballsy move. Read the full open letter, and revel in the glory of Clarkson’s brazen fearlessness.