Kelly Clarkson changed key lyrics during her performance of “Abcdefu” to outshine her ex-husband Branson Blackstock.
On Thursday’s episode of “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” the “American Idol” graduate added his own interpretation to the chorus of the hit song that seems to be inspired by his own turbulent breakup.
“Forget about you and your father / And the fact that you have half of it,” Clarkson, 40, sang. “And my broken heart / I turned this into art.”
Gayle, 18, originally said, “Fuck you and your mom/ And your sister and your job/ And your trashy car/ And you call it art.”
Clarkson filed for divorce from Blackstock, 46, in June 2020 after seven years of marriage. After an intense two-year battle over their assets, the couple finalized their divorce in March 2022.
Clarkson eventually agreed to make a one-time payment of $1.3 million to Blackstock. He also received $46,000 per month in child support from the singer and $115,000 per month for spousal support that will expire in January 2024.
The former couple also fought for the Montana ranch, which was eventually given to Clarkson.
But Blackstock, 46, was allowed to live temporarily in the mansion if he paid $12,500 a month rent to the “Since He’s Gone” singer.
Clarkson also received primary custody of her two children: daughter River, 8, and son Remington, 6.
If fans are lucky, Clarkson’s latest performance is just a taste of what’s to come on his upcoming “Chemistry” album.
Earlier this week, the “Breakaway” singer announced that her new music, which took “close to three years” to finish, will be released “really soon.”
“This album is definitely the arc of an entire relationship… and an entire relationship shouldn’t be reduced to one thing,” she said in an Instagram video. “I mean, you know, there’s the good and the bad and the ugly stuff going on in it.”
She also revealed how her divorce inspired the title of the album, which would be her first traditional LP since 2017.
“I was trying to come up with a word that really described everything because I didn’t want everyone to think I was saying words like ‘I’m angry, sorry’ – just a feeling or two, you know?
“Chemistry can be really cool, sexy, cool, fun, but it can also be really bad for you,” she added.