Kelly Clarkson fans are probably aware that the singer likes to talk — a lot — and that she pretty much has no filter. So it’s no wonder that the Grammy-winning star doesn’t plan to stick to the script this weekend when she hosts the Billboard Music Awards.
In an interview with Billboard’s Pop Shop Podcast, Kelly says the show’s producers “know me well to know that I’m not going to read what’s on the teleprompter.”
She laughs, “Like, I will try — I will lie if I tell you I will!”
What Kelly’s most worried about, though, is how she’s going to open the show. Usually, the hosts do a monologue where they poke fun at the artists in attendance, but Kelly doesn’t want to stand there and bust on all her music biz pals.
“That’s the big thing we’ve kinda been working on,” she explains. “I mean, y’all, I’m not a comedian, so, like, I’m not going to be able to get up there and like make fun of a bunch of artists. And I don’t want to do that ’cause it’s not really my vibe.”
She’ll make an exception, though, for her fellow Voice coaches.
“Unless it’s like, you know, Blake were sitting there, I’d make fun of him,” she tells Billboard. “Or Adam or Alicia maybe, but I don’t know anybody that well other than them to make fun of anyone.”
Kelly is also going to perform at the show, but she says what she’ll be singing will be “a surprise.”
Finally, Kelly confirmed that she’s got a tour all mapped out, and adds, “It’s going to be soon.”
The Billboard Music Awards air this Sunday night.
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