AceShowbiz - iHeartRadio is quick to give its response after Kelly Clarkson shaded them for not playing her music on the stations. In a statement released to Variety, the radio network denied the claim and insisted that the songstress' songs are always played on its channels.
"Kelly has always been one of our most played artists," a representative for the company said. "As soon as her record company puts out her next song, we'll be playing that one too." But the winner of "American Idol" season 1 didn't seem to buy the company's explanation, but was still willing to give it a shot.
In response to the statement, Kelly asked the network to prove what the rep said. "Alright iHeartRadio lets do this!! I'm gonna keep singing/working my a** off and you give #Heat a fair shot!! That's all I'm asking! That's all any artist asks for. Mama's ready!!" she said in a tweet posted on Friday, September 21. She added the hashtags #letsdothis, #partners and #musicforthewin.
Alright iHeartRadio lets do this!! I’m gonna keep singing/working my ass off and you give #Heat a fair shot!! That’s all I’m asking! That’s all any artist asks for. Mama’s ready!! #iHeartFestival #letsdothis #partners #musicforthewin https://t.co/mhpIfa57V8— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) 21 September 2018
Kelly called out iHeartRadio when the latter tweeted a message praising her for being multi talented. She wrote on Twitter that even though the radio network never played her songs on its stations, she was still invited to perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival this coming weekend. "I guess I'm cool enough to invite but not cool enough to play my record," the "Love So Soft" singer tweeted.
Fans were quick to heap praises for Kelly after she shaded the company. "This is why we love you! In addition to your incredible talent, you are not afraid to speak the truth!" one said. Another follower even called her an "inspiration."
Kelly will be taking the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Besides the songstress, other performers who will grace the stage include Childish Gambino (Donald Glover), Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, Sam Smith and Carrie Underwood.