Kelly Clarkson would like the media to stop portraying her like some sort of music industry pariah. The singer wrote on Twitter Tuesday that she was only joking when she told BBC Radio 1 that no one wants to collaborate with her.
“Ok, I was making a joke about people not singing with me!” she tweeted. “The press is really twisting this comment just FYI! No big deal. New story please.”
During her interview, Kelly said, “I honestly would collaborate with a lot of people, but everyone usually says no. I’m not kidding you. I have legitimately asked several people that I’m not going to call out…Sometimes I feel like I have the plague, or leprosy, they’re like, ‘If you get too close…’ I don’t know.”
To prove her point, she announced that she’d be previewing her duet with John Legend on Wednesday. “Obviously my humor is not translating ha!” she wrote. “PS my duet with John Legend is coming out tomorrow #collaborationstation.”
Starting this week, Kelly is releasing one song per day from her upcoming album Piece by Piece, leading up to the album’s release next week. She kicked things off Monday by releasing “Invincible,” a Sia-penned empowerment tune. On Tuesday, she released the title track, which she called the “most personal song on the album.” The lyrics tell the story of a man who restores a woman’s faith in love.
Piece by Piece arrives March 3.
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) February 24, 2015
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