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Kelly Clarkson: I Feel Like I Have Leprosy Because No Artist Will Collaborate With Me

Kelly Clarkson: I Feel Like I Have Leprosy Because No Artist Will Collaborate With Me

Kelly Clarkson looks so pretty in pink as she arrives at the BBC Breakfast studios on Wednesday (February 18) in Manchester, England.

The 32-year-old entertainer was spotted that same day arriving at the train station to catch her ride out of London. The day before, Kelly appeared on BBC Radio 1 and talked about how she can’t get anyone to collaborate with her.

“I honestly would collaborate with a lot of people, but everyone usually says no,” Kelly said. “I’m not kidding you. I have legitimately asked several people that I’m not going to call out, and that’s cool, but I don’t know.”

“I ask good people, I don’t want to sing with crap people, so I mean, I ask people who are great vocalists, but I’m not going to point out anyone. I have asked several people… Sometimes I feel like I have the plague, or leprosy, they’re like, ‘If you get too close.’ I don’t know,” Kelly continued.

“I got John Legend to say yes, and he’s cool,” Kelly added about her collaboration with the R&B singer. “I can get country artists to sing with me and John Legend! I’m gonna keep John Legend. He’s super credible and talented. I feel very good about myself with that one.”

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  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Most A-list singers are seriously image-conscious. For starters, Kelly is obese and has terrible style. Secondly, she will ALWAYS be that girl from the singing show on TV. Third, she’s just not all that great of a singer and song-writer. She’s not awful, but the other two things are problematic enough on top of the third. She got SERIOUSLY lucky with John Legend.

  • Renna Lea

    What
    is this about “not calling anyone out”. No one has to sing with her if
    they don’t want to. Also, she’s a great singer
    and her voice can stand alone, so I’m not seeing what the real issue is.

  • jason

    she is one of the hardest working people in showbiz but she will never be in the adele,rihana,league no matter how hard she tries

  • http://dannyboi2.tumblr.com/links Dannyboi2

    You know you are so, dead wrong and your comment is what fuels that stereotype. Not necessary to be judgmental. “Girl from a singing show oh please, that’s the medium most start out these days. This is 2015 Ed Sheeran came from You Tube,There is no shame in that and many A-listers would sing with her, she’s probably not asked the correct ones and they usually have label conflicts. It’s there loss Kelly is amazing..

  • Shenanigans

    Name an A-lister that is a better vocalist than Kelly AND writes their own music to boot. Rihanna? Taylor? Miley? Beyonce? Katy Perry? WHO are these A-listers? none of the above, save beyonce, is capable of holding a tune live.

  • Eeww

    It’s because her imagine is so bland & middle of the road.
    Yes she’s a good vocalist but not exciting just a bit dull so artists are not interested in collaborating with her as there’s no up side for them.

  • Jennifer Fielding

    She has always had a weight problem even before she had the kid. Now she is even bigger than Adele. Like it or not, the music industry is shallow. If she wants to compete with younger girls like Taylor & Ariana, then she’s gonna have to shed some pounds. A good voice isn’t enough for a female vocalist these days. It’s a cruel business.

  • :)

    Their loss not hers!

  • Sunny Serenity

    I love Kelly Clarkson and admire her for “standing up” and being straightforward saying she does not want to create music with “Crap artists” ,To me She reminds a lot of classic 90′s Mariah Carey both vocally and beauty- I would love to create music with Kelly someday-went to many of her concerts-she is a true inspiration-

  • https://twitter.com/AlejVillalobos Alejandro Villalobos

    Adele has a lot of success and sh’e not skinny, Meghan Trainor had an awesome year and she’s not skinny, Kelly is chubby since All i ever wanted and she’s been doing great. You don’t have to be skinny to succeed, YOU HAVE TO BE HAPPY WITH WHO YOU ARE.

  • Sunny Serenity

    Kelly I would love to work with you and make a Duets Album!-Please check out my cover “Breakaway” and let me know your thoughts-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZG9RT8fUcM

  • Wanderersmind

    I am sure Adele can sing with anyone she wants with a snap of her finger. This is called real talent not just some reality show success that will shade with a few pounds.

  • mouth

    Post partum depression. It happens. She is great on her own, wonder if she has lost confidence in herself?

  • Lilith Colbert

    It disgusts me to see so many ragging on her weight! Ann Wilson, a PHENOMENAL vocalist, nearly lost her career because people are so damned shallow, not to mention mysogynistic (Meatloaf, big as a house, had hit after hit with his amazing vocal and lyrical talents ). Talent needs to be celebrated and recognized regardless of weight or gender.

  • Rainbow3000

    The difference between Adele and Kelly is that Adele don’t care about her weight while Kelly gets hurt and affected by those name callings. Her confidence is not as high as Adele and Adele’s voice is better than her.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Calm yo tits.

    I listed THREE things that I thought MIGHT be the reason she can’t get other singers to work with her. Look at those 3 things again and tell me how she fits in with Rihanna, Taylor, Beyonce, or Katy on any level other than talent.

    If you or anyone else thinks that the way she looks isn’t a major blow against her, then you are awfully naive. I’m not saying I agree with it, but the reality has to be considered.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Kelly is way bigger than Meghan and Adele. Adele even lost some weight.

    Kelly is HUGE. Look at the pictures of her in the black tights to really see it.

  • Mary Noah

    Boy, there’s a reason why your name is dreadful

  • Mary Noah

    And who are you, Barbra Streisand?

  • Mary Noah

    You absolutely have no class.

  • Shenanigans

    hahahha
    dont try to ask me questions. im not the one who raised the issue. YOU were. Again, which A-lister is a great vocalist and cannot be seen/heard with Kelly?? Dont back-track. dont spew drivel if you dont know what youre talking about, yoi dreadful woman.

  • Punkandglamour

    Adele lost weight because she couldn’t EAT for like 2 months due to a throat surgery.

    Adele is about a size 16 at 5’9. She’s publicly discussed her size.
    Meghan Trainor is size 12 and 175 pounds. Shorter than Adele.
    Clarkson is 5’3 and 175 pounds, she wears a size 12. That’s why it looks different on her. She’s shorter than the other two.

  • Punkandglamour

    Clarkson has been making music for over a decade. She has several Grammy’s, she’s very talented. Adele and Clarkson don’t do the same kind of music.
    Kelly is pop, which is an every changing cesspool of awfulness more concerned with looks than talent.
    Adele fits into blue eyed soul. Like ZZWard. It’s a more modern version of traditional American Blues music. It requires talent and writing skills. Adele has found a niche where she can blend soul with pop but she’s got a soulful voice.

  • Punkandglamour

    Penny is awful.

    But Beyonce is better vocally than Kelly.
    Adele is better.
    Taylor Swift is fine live, dunno where that came from.
    Miley is actually AMAZING when she’s singing real music. Google Miley Cyrus Jolene back yard sessions. She’s just wasting her talent being young and dumb.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    I don’t know about the throat surgery, but I do distinctly recall Adele saying that she and her boyfriend (husband?) were going to lose weight together because they wanted to get healthier.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    God, you’re stupid.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Aw, are you overweight, too?

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Mary, this is your THIRD comment to me. Calm yo tits, girl.

  • PlayNice

    I love how Kelly is so honest. “I don’t want to sing with crap people…” I literally LOL’d at that. Kelly is one of the few good singers out there. Especially in pop. The artists who don’t want to collab with her are idiots. She could work on her image a bit though. I know she’s now 32, but she doesn’t need to look like a 32 year old who just had a baby. She could spruce herself up a bit. And ditch the blonde hair….

  • du365

    I lost confidence….in your mom (literally).

  • Shenanigans

    and you’re a moron.

  • Shenanigans

    Beyonce, yes. Adele? Sorry. Adele hasn’t mastered singing live yet. She still sounds wonderful, nevertheless. Taylor swift CANNOT sing live. period. She needs twenty backup singers to make her sound decent. Miley is OK. And yes, she’s wasting her talent and her fan base due to her offscreen antics. Ariana Grande is good, but I cannot understand a word that girl says. She has good vocal range, but the enunciation is terrible and requires more work.

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