Kelly Clarkson Spills On Her Taylor Swift Tweet That Ruffled Music Mogul's Feathers

Clarkson reflected on a since-viral show of support for Swift after Scooter Braun acquired the superstar's music catalog in 2019.
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Kelly Clarkson has opened up about her viral 2019 tweet that showed love for Taylor Swift after music industry titan Scooter Braun acquired the masters of the singer-songwriter’s first six albums.

Clarkson, in an interview with SiriusXM on Thursday, explained that she thinks Braun “took offense” to her tweet suggesting that Swift rerecord her songs so fans would no longer buy the old versions.

“We ran into each other, and [Braun] reached out at the time to my manager,” Clarkson told host Andy Cohen.

“I was like ‘It wasn’t anything against him.’ When she came out and said that and I heard about it, I was like ‘Whatever, rerecord them. Your fans will support you.’ Uh, they did — she has like every top record right now in the charts.”

The “Because of You” singer added that Braun, who sold Swift’s masters in 2020, believed she was “attacking him.”

Clarkson later described Swift as a “genius.”

“This woman is brilliant ... she would’ve come up with that on her own and she maybe already had before I even tweeted it,” Clarkson said.

Swift, has so far dropped two rerecorded albums, including “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” and “Red (Taylor’s Version).” She’s set to release her third rerecorded album, “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version),” on July 7.

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