AceShowbiz - %cKelly Clarkson% recently released "Run Run Run" from her "Piece by Piece" album. When fans first listened to the ballad, which features guest vocals from %cJohn Legend%, they immediately thought it was a cover of a track by %cTokio Hotel%. However, it turns out that Clarkson herself had no idea she was covering the band's song.
She finally found out the German group's version of "Run Run Run" a few days ago. After listening to the song, she took to Twitter to praise it and admit she didn't even know it existed. "Wow, just heard @tokiohotel version of Run Run Run! So great! Had never heard that before?! Some fans brought this to my attention," she wrote.
In follow-up tweets, she explained that the only version she'd heard was a piano/vocal that was sent to her by one of the song's writers two years ago. "Well, there's 2 versions of a great song! :)," she continued before adding that she had no intention to "disrespect" Tokio Hotel.
"Also, they weren't included as writers of the song because I guess they didn't write it according 2 publishers. Not trying to disrespect them," she said. "It's a bummer that I wasn't given all the information and that it looks like I'm ripping them off because I would never do that 2 any artist."
Tokio Hotel's "Run Run Run" was featured on their 2014 album "Kings of Suburbia". After learning of Clarkson's version, the band gave the former "American Idol" winner a shout-out on Twitter, saying, "Check out the cover version of our song #RunRunRun from the talented @kelly_clarkson and @johnlegend. So flattered!"