Clarkson Refused to Perform "Bitter" Pop Song at Charity Event
Pop star Kelly Clarkson clashed with record label bosses when they
pushed her to perform her "bitter" new single at the recent
American Idol charity TV special Idol Gives Back.
The singer insisted the timing was all wrong for her to perform
love-gone-bad number Never Again at the TV fundraiser in April (07), and
refused to sing her new hit - against record executives' wishes.
She says, "To promote yourself on a charity event is beyond crass.
People are starving and dying and I'm up there singing some bitter pop
"Believe me, everyone wanted me to sing it because they are jaded
and have no soul.
"Imagine sitting in a room full of people totally against you:
'Can't they hear themselves speaking? Capitalize of AIDS? Are you kidding?
Insulting an entire nation of people?' I just refused."