Kelly Clarkson seems to have nothing but love for Britney Spears.
The former “American Idol” winner performed a cover of Spears’ 2008 single “Womanizer” during a “Kellyok” segment on her talk show Wednesday (see video below).
Cover – titled “Celebrating Queen Brittany” during “The Kelly Clarkson Show” tweeted A video of it Wednesday — a now-deleted caption on Instagram appears to be a reaction to Spears criticizing Clarkson.
Last week, Spears posted a video with a caption that targeted Clarkson for making insensitive remarks about her mental state during a 2008 interview with an Atlanta radio show.
“Don’t you want her to say she’s joking???” According to the screenshot being circulated on social media, Spears wrote in the caption. “Clarkson … In a world where bullying has been heartbreaking, I have my share.”
Spears publicly displayed a series of disturbing behavior in 2007 and was placed under conservatism in 2008.
In the short clip from that year, Clarkson wonders out loud whether her fellow pop star’s strange behavior at the time is just a joke.
“Man, but wouldn’t it be fun if she was totally screwed with everyone?” Clarkson says in the clip. “Because it would have been really funny if she was like ‘Just kidding!’ I mean, think about it.”
Clarkson said: “She hasn’t done any press for her album”. [Blackout], which is what I like. It hasn’t done any pressing, it’s just that everything is suppressed by other stuff.
Although the quotes in the clip don’t sound particularly great for Clarkson, a full video of the conversation adds a little more context.
In a 2008 interview, the host of the radio show often called Spears “crazy” and made fun of her use of a mysterious British accent when speaking to the paparazzi. Though Clarkson appears to politely engage in conversation, she seems to be trying to take it in the other direction.
At one point, in which a host calls Spears “purely insane,” Clarkson defends her.
“I met him a couple of times, he’s really nice to me,” Clarkson says.
When the hosts play a clip of Spears in a fake British accent, Clarkson attempts to find an explanation for the behavior.
“Okay, so sometimes when I drink, I have accents,” she says. “Is she drinking?”
“I don’t know, but she’s taking a lot of drugs,” says one host.
“Britney is high on life,” says another host.
“Hey, well, don’t kill it until you try it,” Clarkson says.
When a host asks Clarkson what kind of accent she makes when she drinks, she feels uncomfortable and responds: “I don’t know, I was just trying to be nice.”
As the hosts all laugh, Clarkson takes the opportunity to change the subject.
“I get a rough Texan accent,” Clarkson says. From there the conversation is all about how Clarkson feels when he’s drunk and cursing around kids.