Kelly Clarkson Covers ‘Womanizer’ After Britney Spears Seemingly Called Her Out For 2008 Comments

Kelly Clarkson proves she’s a Britney Spears fan.

On Wednesday’s episode The Kelly Clarkson Showthe singer-songwriter performed a cover of Spears’ 2008 single “Womanizer” for the daily Kellyoke segment — less than a week after Clarkson was seemingly called out by the newlywed pop icon for comments made in 2008 about her much-discussed breakdown.

Clarkson, 40, donned a colorful, flowing dress to play a rock-laced version of the song, for which her band Y’all stepped up the drum and electric guitar parts.

“Superstar, where are you from? How are you? / I know you have a clue what you’re doing,” sang the former american idol star. “You can play brand new for all the other girls here / But I know what you are, what you are, baby.”

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Clarkson’s cover arrived shortly after Spears, 40, appeared to reference statements the “Since U Been Gone” singer said about her more than a decade ago in the since-deleted caption of an Instagram video posted last week.

“‘I don’t forget’… wouldn’t you like her to say she’s kidding??? Clarkson…in a world where bullying is heartbreaking, I’ve had my fair share,” Spears wrote on a video of her dancing to “Mine” by Bazzi. “Can we have an AWW ✍️✍️✍️ ??? Psss…I’m not kidding…play on friends, play on!!!”

She seemed to nod at an interview Clarkson gave to radio station Q100 in 2008, the year after Spears came out black out and went through a divorce from Kevin Federline, with whom she shares two sons: Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15.

At the time, Spears had also recently made headlines for shaving her head and spending time in a rehab facility. In 2008, she was placed under receivership, which lasted 13 years until it was terminated in November 2021.

In the interview, in which the radio hosts said Spears “faltered” from using a mysterious British accent while speaking to paparazzi, Clarkson admitted she didn’t know much about the situation of the “…Baby One More Time”– singer and wondered if it was a joke.

“Man, but wouldn’t it be funny if she just fucks everyone?” Clarkson said at the age of 25 during the promotion cycle for her Everything I ever wanted album. ‘Because it would be really funny if she said, ‘Just kidding!’ I mean, think about it.”

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“She didn’t do any press for her album” [Blackout]which I love by the way,” she continued. “She hasn’t done any press, she’s just getting so much press from all this other stuff.”

Commenting on the host calling Spears “crazy” again, Clarkson later said in the clip, “I don’t know. I don’t know her. I’ve met her a few times. She’s actually really cool to me.”

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