Kelly Clarkson recently addressed giving some sound advice to Taylor Swift.
The Texas native recently appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon when she discussed the suggestion she made to the “Calm Down” singer. This happened amid the controversy between Swift and Scooter Braun over the ownership of the former’s music masters. Clarkson took to Twitter in July to suggest that Swift should re-record the songs she doesn’t own and release them again with an incentive for fans.
Clarkson revealed that she and Swift met after she posted the Tweet. “I wasn’t really trying to defend or offend anyone,” the singer tells Fallon. She then went on to explain that the idea of re-recording masters was actually from country singer and songwriter Reba McEntire who told Clarkson about it.
“And she recut all of her music and did it with the same musicians, the same everything. That’s where I got the idea,” Clarkson said.
Clarkson is known for being open about her similar experiences with bullying throughout her career in the music industry. During the same interview, she also shared her personal take on owning her masters saying “I don’t really care.” To the American Idol winner, she’s happy with being able to “sing them until I’m dead.”
But Clarkson says she completely understands why Swift is so adamant on the ownership of her music saying “it’s kind of like her diary.”
Swift confirmed that she will attempt to re-record her songs under Big Machine Records in order to redeem control over her masters back in August. A revelation she made on CBS Sunday Morning.