WTF: Clive Davis does a Frank Ocean?
Clive Davis released a memoir on Tuesday. Do you care? We thought not... But bear with us! To kick up some headlines surrounding the book release, the record executive has revealed that he is bisexual...:
Hardly an industry secret, but, way to transform your sexuality into a business strategy, Clive! But wait, apparently the last 20-30 years he's been with guy(s)...so doesn't that make you 100% a gay man? C'mon Clive if you're going to come out come out all the way.
Hmm... This reminds us of another bro whose “coming out” marked the “end cap” of an already overblown marketing campaign... We are looking at you, Frank Ocean!
This is becoming a scary trend in the ever manipulative music industry...
Oops, did you not realize that the media lie to you on a daily basis? Do you seriously buy that Taylor Swift and Harry Styles were in a genuine, totally not contractual relationship? Ha... Beard for hire, anybody? But I digress...:
As if Clive's “stunning revelation” was not enough goss, the exec also talks shit about Kelly Clarkson in The Soundtrack of My Life (seriously, that is what he has called the rag). And Kel is super mega pissed off, people:
Check out this extract from the open letter that Kelly published on her blog earlier this week:
“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. First, he says I burst into 'hysterical sobbing' in his office when he demanded 'Since You Been Gone' be on my album. Not true at all. I did want more guitars added to the original demo and Clive did not. But, yes, I did cry in his office once. I cried after I played him a song I had written about my life called 'Because Of You.' I cried because he hated it and told me verbatim that I was a 'sh*tty writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me.' He continued on about how the song didn't rhyme and how I should just shut up and sing.”
Wow, so not only is he a slippery bastard, it would appear the ol' man is suffering from a touch of amnesia, too. N'aw...Inside rumor has it that both sides have the story somewhat right and somewhat wrong.
So, to fill the gaps in Clive's apparently selective memory, we are calling on the artists signed to the Arista and J labels “back in the day” to come forward with their very own juicy stories! We even have a few anecdotes of our own... But we'll scratch your back if you scratch ours?
Thinking about starting a new website for all of this called www.ThatsSoClive.com Now don't take that domain before i can do it!