Singer/songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk
has retracted comments she made about fellow Canadian Avril Lavigne
's songwriting skills after the pop punk threatened legal action. Kreviazuk dismissed former collaborator Lavigne's writing skills in an interview in the June issue of Performing Songwriter magazine, upsetting the Girlfriend
singer in the process.
Angry Lavigne, who shares the same Vancouver management company with Kreviazuk, fired back with threats of legal action, calling her fellow Canadian's comments "damaging to my reputation and a clear defamation of my character".
Now, the singer/songwriter has issued a public apology, stating, "I would like to apologise for any misconceptions concerning Avril Lavigne, which may have resulted from statements I made in my interview with Performing Songwriter magazine. It was not my intention to call Avril's songwriting ability or ethics into question. My statements and any inference from my statements, which call into question Avril's ethics or ability as a respected and acclaimed songwriter, should be disregarded and are retracted. Avril is an accomplished songwriter and it has been my privilege to work with her."
-Avril Lavigne Pictures
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