"—Carrie Underwood in The Sound of Music Live! or Lady Gaga at the Oscars?" Cohen continued.
"Well, those are completely different! Right? Lady Gaga went more theatrical, and Carrie Underwood—oh, wait! She did The Sound of the Music. She did. She did that. Um...oh! They're both so different," the three-time Grammy winner said. "I'm gonna say—I loved Lady Gaga's—I'm only going to say Carrie's just because she did the whole thing, so I got to see a little bit more in-depth. But I loved Lady Gaga's! I did!"
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Cohen asked about another diva for his second question.
"Would you still liken Miley Cyrus' singing to a "pitchy stripper," or has she been able to—"
Clarkson cut Cohen off again, but this time, it was to clear something up. "I never said Miley Cyrus! The fact that I tweeted 'pitchy stripper' and people thought Miley Cyrus is not my problem. I'm just saying!"
Cohen noted that she tweeted during the VMAs. Clarkson replied, "Never said Miley Cyrus, my man!"
The host mentioned that Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj performed that night, and Clarkson called them "lovely" girls. (Cohen was confused, as Minaj didn't appear at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.) "I never said Miley Cyrus! Everybody else said Miley Cyrus when I did that," she said. "That's not my fault!"
"Was it not Miley Cyrus?" Cohen prodded. The "Behind These Hazel Eyes" singer replied, "I am not saying who it was because if I say it's not, then you're going to guess somebody else! You're trying to manipulate me! I'm going to drink more. Soon I'll say the truth, and then I can blame it on the alcohol!"