With The Kelly Clarkson Show only days away from premiering on NBC, the singer took on to YouTube for a promotional Q&A session that got a bit heated when the subject of female presence in the country music scene came up: “Country music doesn’t sound country anymore,” she said. “So they’re making up terms to be like, ‘This is country.’ Country music is gone. I don’t know who’s making it, but there might be like four people.”
She went on to add: “I love that when I started to do country, they were like, ‘Oh you’re pop. You’re not country enough.’ I’m like, ‘I’m sorry, let me show you this list of the Top 20,’ which by the way did not include one female.”
Clarkson continued to opine that women country singers are treated unfairly and are played less often than their male counterparts: “Y’all don’t play people with boobs either, it’s fine. ‘Oh you got boobs, you’re not a man, we can’t play you, get out of here.’ What happened? The ’90s were filled [with female country singers]”.
“What is happening in country music? This is what’s happening. Y’all aren’t playing country music anymore,” she concluded.
Watch the full video below. If it’s anything to go by, The Kelly Clarkson Show is gonna be anything but boring!