Kelly Clarkson‘s taking matters into her own hands. In the latest offensive in the war against her record label, Clarkson just fired manager (and former ally) Jeff Kwatinetz, who, according to sources, "excaberbated a thermonuclear situation." With just two weeks til the release of Clarkson’s My December — and extreme resistance from RCA and label head Clive Davis — Clarkson and Kwatinetz fell out over the direction of the album. With Kwatinetz allegedly siding with Davis, Clarkson informed him she’d no longer be requiring his services, as of Monday evening.
This is the latest in a long line of disagreements Clarkson has been outspoken about. Most recently, the singer refused to perform her single "Never Again" (which is currently falling fast at #29 on the airplay chart) at the Idol Gives Back concert, and slammed those who wanted her to: "To promote yourself on a charity event is beyond crass. People are starving and dying and I’m up there singing some bitter pop song? And believe me, everyone wanted me to sing it. Because they are jaded and they have no soul."
So who do you agree with — Kelly or Clive & co.? Check out an alleged leak of the album here, and tell us what you think.