- Charlie Puth has claimed that everyone at Ellen DeGeneres’ record label “disappeared” after his first EP.
- The singer discussed his time with eleveneleven on the “Rolling Stone Music Now” podcast.
- Puth compared his experience to Greyson Chance, who previously said he felt “abandoned.”
Grammy-winning singer Charlie Puth recently explained that he felt like everyone “disappeared” on him at Ellen DeGeneres’ music label, eleveneleven.
The star appeared on the “Rolling Stone Music Now” podcast when he recalled his time working with the now-defunct talk show company.
DeGeneres discovered Puth and Emily Luther in October 2011 after seeing their version of Adele’s “Someone Like You” on their popular YouTube channel, where they uploaded acoustic covers. But Puth says the label disappeared after working on his first EP, agreeing with Greyson Chance’s recent claims that he was “abandoned”.
Puth said, “We both have different experiences, me versus Greyson. But I agree with him that no one was really around, certainly after I made my first demo EP.”
Puth added that he doesn’t blame anyone in particular, saying, “I didn’t really hear from anyone after that. We don’t put any blame on just one person, but on a collective, all the people that were in that room, he just disappeared.”
The “See You Again” singer also said he’s not sure how good his first job was. “I’ve never heard these songs before, but I don’t know how good they are,” he explained.
Singer Greyson Chance previously told Rolling Stone that he felt “completely abandoned” by DeGeneres after his success began to wane and she stopped taking his calls. He also claimed she yelled at him and called her an “insanely manipulative person.”
But Puth said he hasn’t had any negative interactions with the host, adding: “People describe Ellen as rude. I’ve never experienced that. Maybe she likes me.”
It’s not the first time DeGeneres has been accused of being hostile to employees, as several former employees recalled stories of working in a toxic environment on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” when a comedian asked for jokes about her online.
In 2020, Dutch YouTuber NikkieTutorials told ‘De Wereld Draait Door’ that the iconic presenter was ‘cold and distant’ towards her when she appeared on the show.
This led to many stars, including Mariah Carey, Lea Thompson and Brad Garrett, discussing their uncomfortable experiences with the 64-year-old host. While others, including Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Hart and Katy Perry, defended DeGeneres.