Greyson Chance, a prior protege of Ellen DeGeneres, asserts that he’d never encountered someone as manipulative and self-absorbed as Ellen.
Chance, 25, from Oklahoma, reminisced on his career in an interview with Rolling Stone. In 2010, when he was 12 years old, a viral video of him performing Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” put him on DeGeneres’ talk show. He admitted to the magazine that he had no idea what he was getting into, and Ellen was crucial in bringing order out of the chaos. DeGeneres promised him she would look out for him and protect him when they first met.
She soon co-founded the record company Eleveneleven and picked Chance as her debut artist. She also put him in touch with prestigious agents and managers.
Chance said that Ellen turned domineering after the publication of his mini EP in 2010 and the subsequent increase in the demands of his touring schedule. He claimed he discovered very fast that only Ellen DeGeneres‘ opinions mattered.
Circumstances Where Ellen Degeneres Abandoned Greyson Chance
The comedian went above her limits for the budding artist, according to a source connected to DeGeneres, who noted that sometimes careers don’t just take off. This source disputes Greyson Chance’s account of the connection.
Greyson Chance said DeGeneres distanced herself and abandoned him in 2012 after his record and concert ticket sales declined. He tried to contact her but was unsuccessful. Soon after, Interscope fired him, along with his team.
On re-appearing on her show throughout the years despite their falling out because he knew the publicity would help his career. But the set traumatized him due to her fake smiles and dishonest greetings. Contradictorily, DeGeneres would then claim she was proud of him while performing.
He’s grateful to her and the team for the beginning of his career, But since he rose on his own, he owes her nothing. There was no sign of her anywhere. In reference to his musical favorite, Lady Gaga, He said, “She stood by me in the ways that Degeneres never was.”