Kelly Clarkson is in the midst of a promotional tour for her new album Piece By Piece and her latest single “Heartbeat.”
During an interview with Nick Grimshaw and BBC Radio 1, Clarkson revealed that she’s having a very tough time getting other artists to work with her.
“I honestly would collaborate with a lot of people, but everyone usually says no,” the Grammy-winning singer 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,” Clarkson continued. “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.”
“I got John Legend to say yes, and he’s cool,” Clarkson added to Grimshaw of an upcoming single with the R&B crooner. “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.”
She did reveal that she’s not taking the snubs personally. “I feel like I’m a very nice person that you might want to sing with me,” she said.