Musicians' most scandalous songs about exes

Kelly Clarkson takes digs at ex-husband Brandon Blackstock in new songs

Stars Insider

14/04/23 | StarsInsider


Ever heard the phrase "write what you know?" For years, musicians have told their life stories through music. But love stories don't always end how one expects. Just ask Ariana Grande or Stevie Nicks! 

Kelly Clarkson has become more famous for her hit TV talk show than her music in recent years, but she's been back in the studio getting ready to release some new bangers. Clarkson is preparing to release her 10th studio album 'Chemistry,' which she has revealed is all about the painful, public breakdown of her marriage to Brandon Blackstock. Clarkson and Blackstock got married in 2013 and have two children together, but Blackstock and his father, Narvel Blackstock, also worked with Clarkson through their talent management agency. During the messy divorce proceedings, Narvel Blackstock sued Clarkson for unpaid services and future commissions. Clarkson then countersued him alleging that his company in fact owes her millions and broke labor laws in their practices. The divorce was finalized in 2022, with Clarkson being ordered to pay Blackstock a hefty sum in spousal support, but the lawsuits are still ongoing. 

Needless to say, tensions are still high and the feelings are still raw.  Clarkson dropped the lyrics to two of the singles from her upcoming album on April 13, telling fans, "Here are the lyrics so y'all can learn them before it's out." The song 'Mine' shades Blackstock and appears to wish him a taste of his own medicine with the lyrics, “Someone’s gonna show you / How a heart can be used / Like you did mine." In the song 'Me,' she sings about losing her identity and learning to put herself back together after the breakup. "Loved you so much / Took an army to pull me up," the lyrics read. "But now on the other side / I remembered I could fly." Clarkson goes on, "I don't need somebody to hold me / Don't need somebody to love me / Don't need somebody to pick these pieces up."

Here's a roundup of some more of the spiciest songs written about exes, namely the ones with an extra slice of scandal. Click through to learn more. 

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