Moving from the mainstream to a more complicated level, Kelly Clarkson has drawn a lot disagreement including from her long time manager.
With problems regarding her "transition" keep coming in, Kelly Clarkson is again hampered with the situation when her manager Jeff Kwatinetz of The Firm abandons her career. Is it really Clarkson that 'rebellious'?
Speaking in diplomatic manner, a rep from The Firm said, "Kelly Clarkson is an enormously talented artist and we are pleased to have served as her managers in her well-deserved rise to stardom. We have only the best wishes and hopes for her in the future."
As soon as the news on her separation from Kwatinetz erupts, speculations concerning the reasons start pouring in. Rumor has it that Kwatinetz cut it short due to mild reception on Clarkson's new single "Never Again" and the average sale of her concert tickets. Another considered that the breakup is due to artistic differences. Kwatinetz was reported taking it heavy on the singer's decision to go darker in "My December" and Clarkson eventually was fed up.
The "Because of You" singer was also caught in management trouble with RCA president Clive Davis after she refused to work with people behind her Grammy winning album "Breakaway" again for "My December".
She said, "I know it's not going to do what Breakaway did, 'cause it's not as mainstream. I get that. Some of the songs are not what 10-year-olds are probably going to listen to. But we all go through situations for certain reasons, and I think we should share that. This record is more intense, it's more raw, it's more emotional. But it's not that different. It's not Metallica. Even if it does tank-who cares? It's one album!"
In other occasion Clarkson was also in neck and neck with her label upon deciding what song she should deliver in American Idol's charity night. RCA insisted on her singing "Never Again" to promote the single but Clarkson felt that it was too inappropriate. She commented, "People are starving and dying and I'm up there singing some bitter pop song?"