"I guess I'm cool enough to invite but not cool enough to play my record," Kelly Clarkson tweeted.
Kelly Clarkson doesn't think iHeartRadio has been giving her recent music a fair shot.
In a series of tweets, the former "American Idol" winner voiced frustration with the mass media corporation. When iHeartRadio denied her claim that they did not giver her enough airplay, Kelly responded by further putting pressure on them to promote her upcoming single "Heat."
It all began when iHeartRadio tweeted Thursday the news that Clarkson would soon be hosting her own talk show, as well as performing at the iHeartRadio festival this weekend. Clarkson clapped back at the broadcast conglomerate for not playing her songs on their stations. iHeartMedia is the largest radio station group owner in the United States with 855 channels.
"I guess I'm cool enough to invite but not cool enough to play my record," she wrote.
....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 HAHAHAHAHAHA #MeaningOfLife https://t.co/WNGa0xqAyN— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) September 20, 2018
In response, a rep for iHeartRadio told Variety that "Kelly has always been one of our most played artists. As soon as her record company puts out her next song, we'll be playing that one too."
"The Voice" coach tweeted her response to the statement Friday morning.
Alright iHeartRadio lets do this!! I’m gonna keep singing/working my ass off and you give #Heat a fair shot!! That’s all I’m asking! That’s all any artist asks for. Mama’s ready!! #iHeartFestival #letsdothis #partners #musicforthewin https://t.co/mhpIfa57V8— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) September 21, 2018
Clarkson's fans rallied behind her on Twitter and wrote that they were proud that the "American Idol" alum called out iHeartRadio. Read some of the tweets below.
LET!! THEM!! KNOW!!— tyler oakley (@tyleroakley) September 20, 2018
Their denial is B.S. The reality is any female artist over 30 has to fight like hell to get their music played but @iHeartRadio has no problem using their names to sell tickets to their festival. Keep calling them out @kelly_clarkson— Curtis Collins (@curtisbcollins) September 21, 2018
You. Tell. Them. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/ri8Co3hRyb— meaningoflifeKC (@meaningoflifeKC) September 21, 2018
TELL THEM YOU UNDERRATED QUEEN. pic.twitter.com/qo45zWzEnE— Maria (@maraki987) September 21, 2018
The iHeartRadio Music Festival begins today and goes through Sunday.
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