Kelly Clarkson Tells Howard Stern Avril Lavigne Once Elbowed Her in the Face at the VMAs, But It's Fine Now
publish date: 2017-11-01
Success, as they say, is the greatest revenge. And though she's perfectly content with her status in the pop firmament now, Kelly Clarkson got a bit of get-back on Wednesday morning (Nov. 1) during a chat with SiriusXM host Howard Stern, when she revealed that a fellow pop star once elbowed her in the face at an awards show, back when they were both up-and-comers.
Stern was going through Clarkson's rise to fame in chronological fashion, when the original American Idol explained that some fellow pop singers felt like her 2002 win on the first season of Idol was a kind of cheat, since she seemed to not have paid any dues.
"I got elbowed in the face by someone I was giving an award to at the VMAs," Clarkson said diplomatically, while not naming the sharp-elbowed singer who allegedly did the shoving. Kelly also ticked off the long list of her singing gigs, and the way she blanketed every music business person she could think of with her demo tape when she first moved to Los Angeles well before her Idol audition.