A rough demo for a song called “Cleopatra” featuring Kelly Clarkson on vocals surfaced on YouTube today, and let’s just say the First Lady of American Idol is not happy about it. Birthday girl Kelly tweeted the following this afternoon: “‘Cleopatra’ is NOT a song on my next record! It was written for another artist! I have no idea how it leaked, it’s a rough demo, unfinished!” She also reserved choice words for whoever apparently did the leaking. Check out both the song and Kelly’s rant after the jump.
“I’m so tired of disrespecting, lying, sneaky little trolls that pretend to be human,” Kelly tweeted today, six minutes after clearing up whether “Cleopatra” was a new song or not. We assume she’s talking about whoever slipped the track onto the Internet—and it certainly wouldn’t be the first time she’s gone online to express her displeasure at someone.
At any rate, we figured “Cleopatra” wasn’t a song for Clarkson’s upcoming album. The Runners-produced track seemed a bit too hip hop leaning for the direction she’s gone in with her past two records. (Recently the Runners worked on tracks by Usher, Ludacris and Trey Songz.)
So, any ideas who the song might have been written for?