The following interview with Kelly Clarkson is taken from the latest issue of Readerâ€™s Digest:
â€œThereâ€™ve been a lot of cooks in the kitchen on all three of my albums. Everybody wants a success, so thatâ€™s great. On the other hand, the kitchen gets real crowded.â€
On the RCA Records haters:
â€œThey hated Miss Independent on my first album. It was No. 1 for six weeks, then they got behind it. They hated Breakaway. The song I wrote that they hated the most was Because of You. I fought and fought for it, it became successful and they finally got behind it. Iâ€™m not complaining, Iâ€™ll just say no until I get my way, and I did.â€
On rumors that Clive Davis didnâ€™t like her new album, My December:
â€œI just want people to hear it, instead of 100-year old executives making decisions on whatâ€™s good for pop radio. Itâ€™s people my age who listen to it. My gut hasnâ€™t been wrong yet, so why wouldnâ€™t I continue to follow it?â€
On American Idol:
â€œI did my own hair and makeup for the first half of the shows. What you saw us wearing was our stuff from home. Weâ€™d be in a magazine under the heading â€˜What Was She Thinking?â€™ I was like, Iâ€™m thinking I ainâ€™t got no money.â€
â€œI have saved and saved, and I donâ€™t have to work another day. When I won Idol and started working with a business manager, she asked, â€˜What do you want?â€™ I was like, I donâ€™t ever want to have to make a decision because I need money. So we accomplished that two years ago, and Iâ€™m set.â€
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