Good thing she's Miss Independent! Kelly Clarkson revealed in a new interview with BBC Radio 1 that she has a tough time getting other artists to record with her.
"I honestly would collaborate with a lot of people, but everyone usually says no," the Grammy-winning singer, 32, told host Nick Grimshaw. "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."
One of the most successful and prolific American Idol winners of all time, Clarkson is debuting her seventh studio album Piece by Piece next month. Her past efforts have gone multiplatinum and hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200, despite the lack of big-name collaborations.
"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."
Clarkson, whose previous collaborations include recordings with Jason Aldean, her stepmother-in-law Reba McEntire, and Vince Gill, added on BBC Radio 1 that she isn't taking the snubs too personally.
"I feel like I'm a very nice person that you might want to sing with me," she said.