Singer Greyson Chance slams ‘manipulative’ Ellen DeGeneres

When 12-year-old Greyson Chance posted his piano-accompanied cover of Lady Gaga’s classic hit “Paparazzi” on YouTube in 2010, his life changed forever.

What he didn’t bargain for, however, was the roller coaster that his relationship with ex-mentor Ellen DeGeneres would become.

Chance opened up about her trip with the former talk show host in a new interview with rolling stone.

After spotting the iconic “Paparazzi” video, DeGeneres got Chance on her daytime talk show in May 2010 and signed him to her new label, Eleven Eleven.

From there, Chance enjoyed moderate success, even having Ariana Grande star in her music video, before eventually taking time off from music.

In the interview, he said that when his record sales began to decline as a teenager, DeGeneres “completely abandoned him” and his family after promising to be a source of support.

“I’ve never met anyone more manipulative, more self-absorbed, and more obviously opportunistic than her,” Chance said.

He went on to describe instances in which DeGeneres would “berate people” in front of him and “become overbearing and way too controlling.” The claims echo a slew of 2020 reports of bullying and a toxic environment on the host show’s set.

He also said, “If she had any opinion, everything changed,” referring to the performances and video shoots.

And one of the craziest parts of the story came when Chance recalled how DeGeneres once yelled at her mom on the phone when he wasn’t looking at Justin Bieber. Never say never documentary.

“‘What kind of mother are you? Do you realize that I’ve done everything I can to get it for you, and he can’t sit down and watch it?'” he said. said, DeGeneres complained.

Above Never say never incident, Chance said DeGeneres told him “Disappointed isn’t even remotely how I’m feeling right now.”

He said he realized he was a “pawn” for DeGeneres, used to launch her label and dismissed without warning when her music didn’t achieve the kind of success she wanted.

After 2012, Chance and his family were no longer in contact with DeGeneres, although he still released music for a few years.

Every time he released a new project, DeGeneres would invite him on her show and claim that their relationship was still healthy and supportive.

When he came out Portraits in 2019, he returns to Ellen show for the last time, where he said the discussion about coming out seemed “cheap” because the two hadn’t spoken in years.

“It’s so messed up, now you’re showing the world like we’re so close. We’re so good. And behind the scenes, you’re this incredibly manipulative person,” he said.

“I can just see so much PTSD because I’m clinging to life, ‘I need that TV gig,'” he noted of the appearance, saying DeGeneres was “pretending” .

When asked to come back for EllenIn his last race, he declined the offer, citing his “integrity”.

Meanwhile, in the same interview, he highlighted how Lady Gaga has remained a source of comfort and genuine encouragement throughout her career, saying, “She’s been there for me in a way that Ellen n has ever been.”

Now Chance has moved on and continues to release music, like September’s Palladiumhis third full album.

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