Kelly Clarkson bowed down to her record bosses on Friday - after performing the new single she's dubbed a "rip off" of Beyonce's hit Halo at a free show in New York. Skip related content
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Clarkson claims songwriter/producer Ryan Tedder sent her the ballad Already Gone without telling her he'd already offered it to Beyonce.
Sony Music executives ignored Clarkson's pleas not to release the track because it sounded too much like Beyonce's Halo - prompting her to publicly criticise Tedder and her bosses at the label.
But the Since U Been Gone singer has consented to promote the tune, which she performed at a free concert on US TV show Good Morning America, drawing thousands of fans to New York City's Central Park.
The singer explained earlier this week, "In the end, they're releasing it without my consent. It sucks, but it's one of those things I have no control over. I already made my album. At this point, the record company can do whatever they want with it. It's kind of a s**tty situation, but... you know, you learn."