Hidden that means? Kelly Clarkson made followers do a double take throughout a current episode of her “Kellyoke” phase on The Kelly Clarkson Show — altering the lyrics to seemingly reference her ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock.
The Voice coach, 39, coated Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever” on September 30, however selected to tweak just a few phrases that followers suppose made it a way more personal message to Blackstock, 44.
“I don’t relate to you / I don’t relate to you, no / ‘Cause I’d never treat me this s–tty / You made me hate this city,” Eilish, 19, sings on the unique monitor.
During the present, Clarkson modified the final line from “You made me hate this city,” to “I get it, you hate this city.” She additionally opted to maintain many of the music’s expletives in her efficiency and simply had the channel bleep them out when it was broadcast.
Some followers pointed to the refined change as a dig at Clarkson’s former partner, whom she’s been battling in courtroom amid their contentious divorce.
“The way Kelly Clarkson changed the lyrics of ‘Happier Than Ever,’ sang every line with intention, and sounded amazing,” one fan tweeted after listening to the rendition. “I know she was directing this at her ex. Legendary.”
The monitor’s unique ending, “You ruined everything good / Always said you were misunderstood / Made all my moments your own / Just f–king leave me alone,” additionally appeared a bit extra personal because the musician belted it out.
Clarkson’s highly effective cover got here multiple year after Us Weekly confirmed in June 2020 that the discuss present host filed for divorce from Blackstock after almost seven years of marriage.
The twosome, who share daughter River, 7, and son Remington, 5, have since been concerned in a messy courtroom battle. Their divorce, nevertheless, is about to be finalized in January 2022.
The Texas native, who’s now legally single, took a step ahead along with her life post-split in September when she lastly bought the pair’s Encino, California, mansion for $8.5 million. Clarkson initially listed the home at $10 million in the summertime of 2020.
The “Miss Independent” singer additionally bought her Nashville house for $6.3 million in current months and purchased a smaller home in Los Angeles for $5.4 million in June.
The former American Idol winner has been attempting to do away with her Montana property amid the divorce, however Blackstock has been dragging his toes as he at present resides there. Clarkson beforehand known as the ranch a “financial burden” in courtroom paperwork, however the expertise agent testified that he needs to go away the leisure business and grow to be a full-time rancher.
Clarkson gained the ranch within the divorce, however Blackstock continues to be residing there and should proceed to pay to keep up the property. According to courtroom paperwork from August, if Blackstock fails to pay the $81,000 in upkeep prices every month, the musician can file one other movement to promote.
As the divorce continues to make headlines, Clarkson has been selling her upcoming album, When Christmas Comes Around, which options songs that appear to pay homage to her personal ups and downs over the previous few years.
“A dose of your kind of lovin’/ I’ll let my absence show you what I got you for Christmas/ Is losing me/ Merry Christmas baby,” she sings on the “Merry Christmas Baby” monitor. She additionally launched “Christmas Isn’t Canceled (Just You)” in September, which reveals a darker aspect of the vacations.
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