Clarkson Cuts Deep in a Message to Her Ex-husband

Chukwudi Onyewuchi
Kelly Clarkson
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Kelly Clarkson shaded her ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock, using lyrics from Gayle's song, Abcdefu. Kelly and Brandon's marriage came crashing down after the singer filed for divorce in June 2020. The pair settled their divorce two years later, but Kelly had words for her ex-husband and let him know the best way she could — singing. Find out more below.

Kelly Adds Her Twist To Gayle's Hit Song

Kelly Clarkson
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On the Thursday, March 30, episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, Kelly thrilled her audience by adding her twist to Gayle's hit song Abcdefu's lyrics.

What Did Kelly Sing?

In Kelly's revamped lyrics, she sang, "Forget you and your dad/And the fact that you got half." She also sang, And my broken heart/Turned that s—t into art."

What Is Gayle's Original Lyrics?

Kelly's revamped lyrics differed greatly from Gayle's original lyrics, which read, "F—k you and your mom/ And your sister and you job / And your broke-ass car/ And that s—t you call art."

Who Were Kelly's Lyrics Referring To?

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The American Idol alum's lyrics were seemingly inspired by her tumultuous split from her ex-husband, Brandon.

Inside Kelly And Brandon's Divorce

Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock
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Kelly tied the knot with Brandon on October 20, 2013. However, their marriage came to an end after seven years when she filed for divorce in June 2020.

An Intense Battle Ensues

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Following Kelly's file for divorce, she and Brandon entered into an intense battle over their assets, which lasted for two years until they settled in March 2022.

Details Of Their Divorce Agreement

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As part of the divorce settlement, Kelly agreed to pay her ex-husband $1.3 million. In addition, Brandon would receive $46,000 monthly in child support from Kelly.

More Benefits For Brandon

Brandon Blackstock
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The divorce settlement also awarded Brandon $115,000 per month in spousal support, which would end in January 2024.

Kelly And Brandon Fight Over Their Montana Ranch

Divorced couple Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock
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During the divorce proceedings, another niggling issue between Kelly and Brandon was their Montana Ranch. However, Kelly eventually won on that front as the property was awarded to her though Brandon was allowed to live there temporarily as long as he paid his ex-wife $12,500 a month for rent.

What About Their Kids?

During their seven-year marriage, Kelly and Brandon welcomed two children, an eight-year-old daughter named River and a six-year-old son named Remington.

Kelly Receives Primary Custody Of Their Kids

The divorce settlement ended with Kelly receiving primary custody of her and Brandon's two kids.

A New Album Is On The Way For Kelly

Kelly recently announced that she would release a new album titled Chemistry soon. The mother of two also disclosed that the album took close to three years to complete.

Kelly Explains Her Upcoming Album

The award-winning songstress posted a video on Instagram in which she noted that her upcoming album "is definitely the arc of an entire relationship." Kelly added that a whole relationship shouldn't be "just brought down to one thing."

More Details Of The Album

Kelly further revealed that her upcoming album was a mixture of the good, the bad, and the ugly.

'Chemistry' Was Inspired By Kelly And Brandon's Divorce

Former couple Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock
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In the Instagram video, Kelly also explained how her divorce from Brandon inspired the title of her upcoming album.

Kelly Struggled To Find The Right Word

Singer Kelly Clarkson
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The 40-year-old songstress explained that she was trying to find a word that could describe everything because she didn't want people to think she was just coming out with one or two emotions.

Kelly Describes The Meaning Behind Her Album's Title

Going on, Kelly explained why "Chemistry" is the perfect title for her upcoming album, saying, "Chemistry can be a really amazing, sexy, cool, fun thing, but it can also be very bad for you."

What Day Will 'Chemistry' Be Released?

There is no release date given for Kelly's upcoming album, though it is certain to be released later in the year.

What Can Fans Expect From 'Chemistry?'

Based on what Kelly described and how she altered the lyrics of Gayle's hit song to shade her ex-husband, fans can expect fireworks from her upcoming album.