From the moment she first stepped on the stage of “American Idol” all the way back in 2002, Kelly Clarkson has mastered the art of staying out of media and, later, social media controversy.
She’s simply too good for that crap.
And yes, that’s one of the reasons why we love her so much.
But on Feb. 10, Kelly did find herself being gently called out by none other than country star Kelsea Ballerini! The light-hearted Twitter exchange began back on Feb. 4, after NBC’s “The Voice” released a promotional video for its new season (debuting Feb. 24) just prior to Super Bowl weekend.
“Labrador puppies,” the “Voice” tweet began, alongside a video of the new promo that included coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Alicia Keys and, of course, first time coach Kelly herself. “Clydesdale horse. Country breeze. Motorcycle. Wallet chain. Grandma’s lemonade. Bale of hay. Children. Really, really, really long fabric train. Giant crowd. Choir boys. A thousand people on a porch. Baby cow,” the tweet read.
The mention of that “really, really, really long fabric train” seemed to get the attention of Kelsea, who coincidentally featured a “really, really, really long fabric train” in her music video for her hit song “Peter Pan” back in 2016. “If you’re gonna get made fun on, better hope it’s the Queen,” Kelsea wrote in a Twitter post on Feb. 10, along with the hashtag #LoveHer. She was referring to “Queen” Kelly, who quickly responded to her on Twitter.
“I swear I never saw that video and that this was not my concept, hahaha. But damn, I just watched your video and I’m dying laughing because it does appear as if we were poking fun at you,” Kelly wrote on her Twitter page later that same day. She added, “You’re my girl. I would have at least told you beforehand.”
Of course, this lighthearted Twitter conversation between Kelly and Kelsea was probably just one of the many highlights of Kelsea’s weekend, as she is currently out on her headlining tour for her current album “Unapologetically.”
“I’ve never performed an entire album during a show before, but it was the only way to truly open my heart to loss, life and love,” admitted Kelsea in a recent press release. “This new album and tour is every little piece of me, unapologetically, and I am so ready to embrace all the messy and beautiful, plus relive the hits with you.”
And yes, fans look to be loving the new tour thus far. They’re not only loving her music, but also her onstage attire, as recently reported by Rare Country.
“’Unapologetically’ means leading with your heart, trusting it, following it and not letting other people’s opinions sway it,” Kelsea said in the press release about her new album. “From heartbreak to finding the love of my life and embracing the ‘in between’ – this album is all in order, just like it happened.”
And gosh, there are no apologies needed by Kelly or Kelsea at the moment.
It was just a crazy coincidence, right?