Kelly Clarkson was not enjoying round in her newest Kellyoke efficiency. The three-time Grammy winner sang a fiery cowl of Gayle‘s viral hit “abcdefu” on The Kelly Clarkson Present Thursday (March 30), after which followers had been fast to note that she’d made a number of pointed lyric modifications — which they imagine are directed at her ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock.
Proper from the beginning, Clarkson made the 2023 Grammy tune of the 12 months nominee her personal, belting out tweaked lyrics as strobe lights and electrical guitar raged behind her. “Neglect you, and your dad, and the truth that you bought half,” she sang, a direct departure from the unique phrases. “And my damaged coronary heart, flip that s–t into artwork.”
The “Stronger” singer later repeated these strains instead of the tune’s refrain, which often goes, “F–ok you and your mother and your sister and your job/ And your broke a– automotive and that s–t you name artwork.”
The lyric change, significantly “the truth that you bought half,” appeared indicative of Clarkson’s excessive profile 2022 divorce settlement with Blackstock, to whom she was married from 2013 to 2020 — no less than, it did to followers, who additionally picked up on some additional passionate facial expressions and hand gestures the Voice coach added to the brand new Kellyoke cowl. “The finger itemizing on the finish, all of the eyebrow elevating…we see and listen to you @kellyclarkson,” tweeted one fan in response to a video of the efficiency.
“Oh she actual mad at Br*ndon!!” tweeted another.
“On the video’s YouTube web page, extra followers shared their perception that the singer was calling out her ex.
“‘the truth that you bought half’ — yesss drag him!!!” wrote one viewer. “my damaged coronary heart, flip that bullsh*t into artwork — new album coming!”
“Kelly is placing Narvel and Brandon on some severe blast,” added one other. Narvel is Blackstock’s dad, who’s a producer and supervisor. The elder Blackstock was beforehand married to Reba McEntire for 26 years.
Clarkson first filed to separate from Brandon in June of 2020. In December of that 12 months, she was granted primary custody of their two youngsters, River and Remington. In March of 2022, the previous couple finalized the phrases of their divorce, with the American Idol alum agreeing to pay her ex $1.3 million along with month-to-month youngster help.
Her flaming new Kellyoke cowl comes just some days after Clarkson introduced her subsequent album Chemistry, which doesn’t but have a confirmed launch date. The document will discover the difficult feelings she skilled within the wake of her breakup and her adjustment to life as a single mother, in addition to the evolution of her previous relationship.
“I used to be looking for a phrase, it could be one of many songs on the album, however I used to be looking for a phrase that actually described the entire thing,” she mentioned whereas asserting the undertaking Sunday (March 26). “I didn’t need all people to suppose I used to be simply popping out with some ‘I’m offended,’ ‘I’m unhappy’ — only one or two feelings. This album is certainly the arc of a whole relationship.”
Watch Kelly Clarkson cowl Gayle’s “abcdefu” on The Kelly Clarkson Present under: