On Monday, Melissa Etheridge spoke with Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM radio show, where she opened up about Brad Pitt's divorce from Angelina Jolie. On Wednesday's Watch What Happens Live, the 55-year-old singer sat down with Cohen once again, and revealed that she had been contacted by Jolie's team regarding her earlier comments.
"There are people whose business it is, whose job it is, to kind of fix things for celebrities," Etheridge told Cohen and fellow guest Kelly Clarkson.
She also went on to say that many people who knew Pitt "lost a friend" when he struck up his relationship with Jolie, and said that the way Pitt's name and reputation were being tarnished during the ongoing divorce was particularly upsetting.
"It breaks my heart that anyone would take something as personal as your marriage and your relationship and your rights to your children and do it as purposefully as I see it’s being done,” the singer said on Monday.
The song, titled "The Fixer Blues," serves as a way to emphasis the points she made in her earlier interviews (with lyrics like "I have not seen my friend in over 10...years and I swear I have never, ever, ever, ever met his wife..."), while at the same time defending her right to free speech ("my opinion is mine and you can take that").
Etheridge's song also contained lyrics that not-too-subtly poked fun at the news that Jolie had hired crisis manager and "fixer" Judy Smith, who is the real-life inspiration for Kerry Washington's Olivia Pope on the ABC drama Scandal ("I hope you understand, to scandalize was never my plan.")
In the end, Ethridge had one sound piece of advice for anyone talking about the high-profile divorce in the future: "When you're chattin' with Andy, you better watch what you say."