Kelly Clarkson addresses rumored ‘beef’ with Carrie Underwood
Kelly Clarkson denies having any animosity towards Carrie Underwood.
During a recent episode of “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” a viewer mentioned Underwood, the winner of “American Idol” Season 4. Clarkson quickly interjected, stating that she understood where the question was going. She clarified that she and Underwood do not know each other well enough to be pitted against one another.
Clarkson emphasized that they have only crossed paths a few times and there is no bad blood between them.
After reiterating that there is no feud between her and Underwood, Clarkson allowed the viewer to ask her question. The fan inquired about Clarkson’s favorite part of having Underwood as a guest on “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” In response, Clarkson stood up, walked behind the bar on stage, took a drink, and playfully avoided answering the question. She then returned to her seat and described their 2021 Zoom interview as “awesome.” She expressed her hope for another in-person chat.
Clarkson highlighted the fact that women in the music industry are often pitted against each other, while male artists are not subjected to the same treatment.
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Rumors of a feud between the two singers have circulated over the years, but Clarkson addressed the speculation in 2019, calling a magazine out for spreading false information
Kelly Clarkson insists she doesn’t have “beef” with Carrie Underwood.
When a “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” viewer brought up the “American Idol” Season 4 winner while calling in to Tuesday’s episode, the inaugural champ quickly interrupted her.
“I think I know where you’re going with this,” Clarkson, 41, said. “People always pit us together, and we don’t even know each other well enough to be pitted together.
“Literally, we’ve run into each other a handful of times,” she continued. “There’s no beef between us.”
After doubling down that there is “nothing” going on with her and Underwood, the daytime talk show host let the viewer finish her question.
As the fan asked about Clarkson’s “favorite part of having [Underwood] as a guest” on “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” the “Since U Been Gone” singer got out of her seat and walked behind the onstage bar to take a drink as the audience laughed.
“Everybody always asks me the ‘pitted against each other’ question,” she said, returning to her seat to call their 2021 Zoom interview “awesome” and share her hopes for another in-person chat.
“The thing that was cool about it is that everybody always pits us against each other. They don’t do that with dudes.”
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The duo have sparked feud rumors over the years, with Clarkson previously shutting down speculation in 2019.
At the time, she accused a magazine of “lying” about their dynamic.
The performers had an amicable Twitter exchange the previous year after a social media users asked their followers to choose between “Team Kelly Clarkson” or “Team Carrie Underwood.”
Clarkson shared the poll, writing, “I think we’re both winning in life and pretty blessed! Singers, mamas, CEO’s. #AmbitiousBlondes go ahead @carrieunderwood.”
In a tweet of her own, the country singer, 40, replied, “Whatever, girl, I voted for you! But seriously, I do wish more publications would just celebrate women’s success without pitting them against each other… Just my thoughts…anyway… Love ya’! Hope you’re well!”