Kelly Clarkson Expertly Shades iHeartRadio With Savage Tweet
Let it be known: Kelly Clarkson doesn't necessarily live by the laws of quid pro quo, but if you expect a favor from her without mirroring the effort, you're gonna get dragged through the mud.
Clarkson, who's headed on tour in 2019 in support of her latest album Meaning of Life, is slated to perform at this weekend's iHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas alongside the likes of Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood and Mariah Carey. But when the radio giant tweeted promotion of Clarkson's appearance Thursday (September 20), Clarkson was hardly flattered — instead, she called out the company for its seeming hypocrisy.
"#iHeartFestival performer? Check. Talk show host? Check. @Kelly_Clarkson is doing it all," the company tweeted.
Clarkson, who was feeling particularly feisty, plainly replied: "...except for getting my songs played on your stations. I guess I'm cool enough to invite but not cool enough to play my record. #truth #check #seeyasaturday HAHHHHH #MeaningOfLife."
Miss Independent is taking no prisoners.
And while there's no hard and fast data to explicitly prove iHeart is, in fact, intentionally ignoring Clarkson's eighth studio album, the proof might be in the pudding: While Meaning of Life tied Clarkson's Wrapped in Red Christmas album as the best-reviewed and most critically acclaimed LP of her 16-year career, it's made little commercial impact as compared to previous albums like Breakaway or Stronger. The LP, which dropped nearly a year ago, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, but quickly dropped off the charts, and so far remains the lowest-selling album of Clarkson's career with fewer than 400,000 albums sold.
Further, lead single "Love So Soft," the only Meaning of Life track to enter the Billboard Hot 100, peaked at No. 47, making Meaning of Life Clarkson's only album that has failed to yield at least one Top 10 single.