“She was simply degrading to individuals,” he states, describing her program as “a location of active injury for me.”
Greyson Possibility simply exposed how he truly feels about Ellen DeGeneres … and, well, it’s not a lovely photo.
In a bombshell interview with Wandererthe 25-year-old vocalist declared he had “never ever fulfilled somebody more manipulative, more self-indulgent and more blatantly opportunistic than her,” in the years after he broke out huge on her program method back in 2010. At the time, DeGeneres had Possibility on as a visitor after a video of the Oklahoma native singing Woman Gaga’s “Paparazzi” for a school efficiency went viral.
“We simply could not think what was taking place,” he informed the publication. “We were so uncertain of what we were entering into, and the individual that assisted treat all of that apprehension and disorderly energy was Ellen.”
DeGeneres supposedly assured to him, “I’m going to safeguard you. I’m going to be here for you. We’re going to do this together” — prior to signing him to her record label and setting him up with an entire group of supervisors, press agents and representatives.
He declared that after launching an EP and beginning to trip, her habits ended up being “aggressive and method too managing” and stated she even scolded his mom when he could not make time to see a Justin Bieber documentary she believed he must expect profession guidance .
Possibility stated she would likewise manage what he used and remembered a minute where she supposedly chewed out his stylists for recommending he use a leather coat — as it broke her vegan way of life.
“She would be available in and take a look at a rack, chew out stylists, scold individuals in front of me and state, ‘This is what you’re enduring the program,'” he declared. “She She was simply degrading to individuals.”
He went on to state that DeGeneres “entirely deserted” him when his 2012 album was not the success they were wishing for. After he was visited his label, he stated he “could n’t get ahold of her. He Could n’t talk to her.”
Chance did, however, continue to make appearances on “Ellen” over the years, though he now calls the show “a place of active trauma for me.”
“Whenever I would come on the show, it was such a fake smile. She wouldn’t even ask, ‘How are you doing? How are you holding up?’ It was just like, ‘Here’s what we’re going to talk about. We’ll see you on there,'” he said, claiming the two didn’t even speak backstage.
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He also expressed frustration with DeGeneres saying she was proud of him for coming out as gay — telling Rolling Stone, “She had nothing to do with that. … [When I came out,] I hadn’t spoken to her in years … That’s so messed up, that you’re now showing the world as if we’re so tight, we’re so good. And behind the scenes, you are this insanely manipulative person.”
Chance continued, “When I look at the interviews and I look at my eyes, I can see so much anxiety. I can just see so much PTSD because I’m there holding on for dear life going, ‘I need this TV gig. ‘ I was 100 percent faking it, and [I felt like] she [was] 100 percent faking it with me, too.”
He said he received multiple invitations to reappear on the show one last time for the final season — including a spot on the last two-weeks — but he turned them all down.
“How in the world am I supposed to sit down and say I’m so thankful and let her take that moment,” he said. “I could not do that. So I turned down a national-TV gig on the eve of an album release, which is probably not a smart thing to do, but I had to do it for my integrity.”
He does acknowledge that he owes her a lot of thanks for the first part of his career, but in terms of where he’s at now and his new music he said he owes “f—ing nothing to her” because “I was the one that had to pull myself up. She was nowhere to be found.”
Rolling Stone said DeGeneres declined to respond to a “detailed list of questions about Possibility’s.” TooFab has also reached out for comment. A source close to Ellen’s show, nevertheless, told PEOPLE they “went above and beyond to help set him up for success, but in business that doesn’t always work out, and his career did not take off.”
After the article went live, Possibility tweeted, “I have actually been wishing to inform this story for a very long time. Composing [his new album ‘Palladium’] required me to look dead in the eyes of my past, and fix up with what I went through as a kid. I feel an incredible weight off my shoulders now that the reality is out.”