Kelly Clarkson Denies Calling Miley Cyrus a 'Pitchy Stripper,' Admits to Dating Justin Guarini

by Antoinette Bueno 10:27 AM PST, March 06, 2015
Playing Kelly Clarkson Denies Calling Miley Cyrus a 'Pitchy Stripper,' Admits to Dating Justin Guarini

Kelly Clarkson has no need to "Plead the Fifth."

The always candid Kelly played Andy Cohen's popular game on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live on Thursday night, when the 32-year-old "Heartbeat Song" singer got defensive about her infamous August 2013 tweet calling out MTV's Video Music Awards performers that year.

"Just saw a couple performances from the VMA's last night. 2 words.... #pitchystrippers," she tweeted.

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Most people assumed she was throwing shade at Miley Cyrus, whose now infamous "Blurred Lines" performance with Robin Thicke had everyone talking.

"I never said Miley Cyrus," Kelly clarified to Cohen. "The fact that I tweeted 'pitchy stripper' and people said Miley Cyrus is not my problem. I'm just saying. I never said Miley Cyrus, my man. .... Everyone else said Miley Cyrus when I did that. I'm not saying who it was."

Other performers from that year's show included Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Macklemore, Drake, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry -- not sure if any of those fall into the "pitchy stripper" category.

But though she won't admit to dissing Miley, she does admit that she once dated her From Justin to Kelly co-star, Justin Guarini!

"We didn't date during Idol, which is what everyone thought," she dished. "We did date. I feel like we weren't dating through the movie [From Justin to Kelly]. We did date a little bit."

"I think any two people who were thrown together that much... guy, girl, you put 'Timeless,' that song from From Justin to Kelly, you can't fight it!" she joked.

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Kelly recently responded to British journalist Kate Hopkins, who's gotten plenty of criticism for her cruel comments about Kelly's weight. Watch Kelly's brilliant comeback in the video below.