Friday 17 November 2017

Kelly Clarkson says she was 'joking' about being snubbed by other singers

Kelly Clarkson is expecting her first child
Kelly Clarkson is expecting her first child

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Kelly Clarkson was “making a joke” when she said people wouldn’t sing with her.

The American Idol winner claimed that fellow musicians refused to collaborate with her during an appearance on the BBC Radio One Breakfast Show last week. But after her fans became enraged on her behalf by the apparent “snub”, the 32-year-old took to Twitter on Tuesday to clear things up.

“Ok, I was making a joke about people not singing with me!” she wrote. “The press is really twisting this comment just FYI! No big deal. New story please (sic)”

The Mr. Know It All singer has had a number of hit records since winning the singing competition in 2002. But despite her success, she told the show’s host Nick Grimshaw that collaborations were hard to come by.

“I'm not kidding you. I have legitimately asked several people who I'm not going to call out. And that's cool, but I don't know,” she said.

 But the mother-of-one claimed on Tuesday that she was just being funny, although it seemed to have got lost in translation. And to back up her claims, she also revealed that a musical pairing would be available to her fans very soon.

“Obviously my humor is not translating ha! PS my duet with John Legend is coming out tomorrow #collaborationstation(sic)” she added.

 Kelly has spent a lot of time in the UK recently promoting her latest single Heartbeat Song. But she admitted during a chat with Cover Media that fame can be hard and she wouldn’t be pushing her daughter River Rose into a showbusiness career when she grows up.

“Oh no! I'm just like any mom, so I love showing pictures [of her]. It's such a tough business. Because of my upbringing I can handle it, but she will have a very different upbringing; more cushioned,” she explained. "It's a hard job to navigate and many people don't do it too well; very few do handle it well. I'd just rather she did something else.”

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