Kelly Clarkson on 'Piece by Piece,' Recording While Pregnant and Bringing a Crib on Her Tour Bus

March 2, 2015 10:17 PM

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"There's no drama to talk about with me," Kelly Clarkson admits to Billboard during a chat about her new album, Piece By Piece. Clarkson is talking about the recent kerfuffle surrounding an errant comment she made last month during a BBC Radio 1 interview, about how no major artists want to collaborate with her on a song. Days after the story blew up online, Clarkson -- who worked with Sia and John Legend on Piece By Piece, due out Tuesday (Mar. 3) through RCA Records -- later clarified that she was joking, putting to bed the only bit of dissension surrounding the follow-up to 2011's Stronger.

"Oh my God, it was the shot heard 'round the world! It was like I had the Black Plague," Clarkson says about the misunderstanding. "I made a joke about how people don't want to sing with me, and I guess I've just been out of the game for a minute, and I didn't think that people were going to take it...

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