Kelly Clarkson Covers ‘Womanizer’ After Britney Spears Seems to Call Her Out for 2008 Comments

Kelly Clarkson Covers ‘Womanizer’ After Britney Spears Seems to Call Her Out for 2008 Comments

Kelly Clarkson Proves She’s a Britney Spears Fan

On Wednesday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, the singer-songwriter performed a cover of Spears’ 2008 single “Womanizer” for his daily Kellyoke segment – less than a week after Clarkson appeared to comment from the newlywed pop icon from 2008 was called out about her highly publicized breakdown.

Clarkson, 40, donned a brightly patterned, flowy dress to perform a rock-laced version of the song, for which her band Y’all stepped up the drums and electric guitar parts.

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

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Kelly Clarkson covers Britney Spears' Womanizer |  Kellyoke

Kelly Clarkson covers Britney Spears’ Womanizer | Kellyoke

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

“‘I don’t forget’…don’t you just wish she’d say she’s joking??? Clarkson…in a world where bullying was heartbreaking, I’ve had my share,” Spears wrote alongside a video of her dancing to Bazzi’s “Mine.” “Can we get an AWW ✍️✍️✍️ ??? Psss…I’m not kidding…play on friends, play on!!!”

She appeared to nod at an interview Clarkson gave to radio station Q100 in 2008, a year after Spears released Blackout and divorced 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 center. In 2008 she was placed under a conservatorship that lasted 13 years until it ended in November 2021.

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

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“Man, but wouldn’t it be funny if she just messed with everyone?” said Clarkson at 25 in the midst of the promotion cycle for her All I Ever Wanted album. “Because it would be really funny if she said, ‘I’m 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 didn’t do any press, just gets so much press from all this other stuff.”

In response to the host calling Spears “insane” again, Clarkson said later in the clip, “I don’t know. I do not know you. I’ve met her a couple of times. She’s actually really cool to me. “