She’s a real ass bitch, in case you didn’t know already.
In a new interview with Digital Spy, which was uploaded on Thursday (June 18), Kelly Clarkson spills some serious tea, admitting that she has plenty of hits that she never took credit for because of industry politics. It’s two minutes of real talk about her decade long career and we love every second of it. Check out some of the highlights below.
On the music industry changing for a female: “If you’re confident and you’re ballsy, you’re a bitch. If I were a man, it would be considered bold. … That hasn’t changed and it’s still quite the same as the ’50s in that sense. That’s just how it is. That’s how it was when I was 19 and that’s how it is now. The difference between that is I just don’t just a shit anymore.”
On finally breaking free from American Idol: “I’ve never had the chance to kind of pick exactly what I want to do, when I want to do it. It’s kind of been chosen for me from the show, which has been fine. It’s kind of cool. I’m excited about whatever is next and I honestly don’t have a freaking clue.”
Doing things she didn’t want to do: “There are certain huge hits that I have that I completely rewrote and just didn’t take credit on because they wanted a specific person on the album and I didn’t, but I did it just so I could get my record how I wanted to.”
Kelly has been parading around with this no BS sort of attitude for some time now, and I’m all for it. It’s refreshing to hear a celebrity of her stature reveal some of her own secrets, especially the songwriting bit. Was she calling out Dr. Luke? Was that a dig at Kara DioGuardi? Who knows. But I am going to refer to it as the reverse Beyoncé effect.