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Kelly Clarkson reveals industry pressure to conform and fit in

'Dark Side' songstress Kelly Clarkson has opened up about the pressures to conform to music industry stereotypes.

The hitmaker explained that it's difficult to both be yourself and be accepted as a "popstar", but she's always managed to slip through the net as she's a little more unconventional as an artist:

"The hardest thing about being in this business is just being able to be yourself. People act like there's this one set of rules to follow to be a popstar and I think, 'Well, you say I'm a popstar, so maybe that's not true'."

"I put on the Hank Williams and the Patsy Cline and the Rosemary Clooney on vinyl - I'm not trying to be some cool indie-rock person, I just love the way it sounds - and throw on a T-shirt and jeans."

Joking about her country heritage, Clarkson added: "In Texas, we practically come out of the womb in jeans!"

Earlier this week, she ruled out a judging role on American Idol because she would struggle with hurting the feelings of aspiring singers on national television.




Watch her recent cover of 'Everytime' by Britney Spears below: