Kelly Clarkson insists she never called Miley Cyrus a “pitchy stripper” after her performance at the 2013 Video Music Awards… but she’s not going to tell you who she was talking about.
In a spirited round of “Plead the Fifth” on “Watch What Happens Live” this week, Clarkson told host Andy Cohen that it was those on social media who guessed that’s who she was talking about.
“I never said Miley Cyrus,” the “American Idol” winner said. “The fact that I tweeted ‘pitchy stripper’ and people thought Miley Cyrus is not my problem. I’m just sayin’.”
So… who was she talking about in her tweet from 2013 that said, “Just saw a couple performances from the VMA’s last night. 2 words…. #pitchystrippers.”
Just saw a couple performances from the VMA's last night. 2 words…. #pitchystrippers
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) August 26, 2013
Cohen pointed out that other performers at that year’s VMAs included Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj, both of whom Clarkson called “lovely girl[s].”
“I never said Miley Cyrus; everybody else said Miley Cyrus when I did that. That’s not my fault!” the pop star effused.
But even when pressed by Cohen, Clarkson is keeping mum about the target of her tweet.
“I am not saying who it was. If I say it’s not then you’re going to guess somebody else,” she said, then joking: “You’re trying to manipulate me. I’m gonna drink more. Soon I’ll say the truth!”
You can soon catch Clarkson hosting the 2018 Billboard Music Awards later this month. Watch the full clip above.