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Gwen Stefani just told her side of the story about her duet with Blake Shelton Entertainment Tonight

As country fans get closer to getting their hands on Blake Shelton’s new album, “If I’m Honest,” on May 20, Gwen Stefani recently opened up about the day she got her hands on the song’s lyrics.

“The story is that he had written this song and sent it to me on my phone,” Gwen told talk show host Chelsea Handler about the lovebird’s duet “Go Ahead and Break My Heart” on her Netflix talk show, which is airing May 18. “He’s like I wrote this song and I was like, ‘Whoa what if I don’t like it, huge turn off!’ I listened to it and thought ‘Oh my God I love this.’ He said, ‘Write the rest of it.'”

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Of course, Gwen is the first to admit that she has experienced a number of times in her life where she hasn’t been very confident in her writing abilities, especially when she was smack dab in the middle of her divorce to ex-hubby Gavin Rossdale.

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“There was a time when I was really insecure about writing,” she said. “There was such a drought of time when I was so insecure,” she said, adding, “I think when you have a really long year you start to compete with your own self and get insecure not about I did that but how did I do that?”

Gwen’s episode of Chelsea’s new Netflix show will stream on May 18 at 12:01 a.m. PST.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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