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Kelly Clarkson Upset Over Album Leak

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Kelly Clarkson tells Entertainment Weekly she felt like she was “robbed” when some of her unreleased recordings surfaced online in May and then again in July.

“Oh my God, have you ever been robbed? I have. I’ve been physically robbed a couple of times, but this is much worse,” she says of returning from a vacation in Tahiti and finding several unreleased tracks online. Though Clarkson wrote on her blog, “No point in getting angry because there’s nothing I can do so I hope y’all like the music,” it turns out she really was upset, as she tells EW now:

“Those songs came out and people are like, ‘Oh my God, what direction is Kelly going?’ I think what made me mad was that: 1) People stole from me, and 2): Everybody had no idea what my next album was going to sound like. That really caused a lot of confusion.”

Clarkson says all of the leaked songs were unfinished demos, many of which were songs she wrote for other artists and had no intention of recording herself: “There are songs out there that are from eight or 10 years ago … People are always asking me to write for other artists. They’re awesome songs, [but] they’re just not songs I would normally sing.”

The Season 1 ‘American Idol‘ winner is finally ready to release her fifth album, ‘Stronger,’ which hits stores Oct. 25. Clarkson acknowledges that a couple of the leaked demos will appear on the record in their finished, polished form.

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