Kelly Clarkson: I Didn't Know Tokio Hotel Recorded A Version Of "Run Run Run"

Oh no, I do not rip off, off.

Kelly Clarkson stopped the musical drought earlier this week when she premiered cut after cut from “Piece By Piece.” Among the new tracks in the batch included her emotional ballad with John Legend called “Run Run Run.” Shortly after it premiered, some folks discovered the song was actually a cover by Tokio Hotel, who released their version just last September. So why did Kelly cover a song that was released less than 6 months ago? Well, she says didn’t even know about the original.

Read more of Kelly’s side of the story after the cut:

On early Friday morning (February 27), the original “American Idol” OG took to Twitter to tell her 10 million followers that she had no idea Tokio Hotel recorded their own version of “Run Run Run.” #4real4real

She also clarified that the band won’t receive songwriting credits because they didn’t do any writing as per two publishers.

Even though Tokio Hotel released their version in September, some fans are claiming Kelly was sent the song back when she was on tour and had already recorded it for quite some time now. The band simply dropped their version first ala “Halo.” Despite the confusion, it looks like there’s no bad blood between the acts. Tokio Hotel even shared Kelly’s version of the track on Twitter, so just carry on with your Friday and enjoy both takes of this killer song.

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