No doubt Kelly Clarkson is a vocal prodigy, but how about a rap prodigy? The American Idol winner gave her take on Rihanna's hip-pop single "Bitch Better Have My Money" for a cover on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge.
Clarkson smooths over Rih's originally aggressive, raspy approach to the cut and adds fluttering high notes and controlled, diva ad-libs. There's still loads of sass in here, but instead it's done with a pop sheen with piano, guitar licks and Kelly's upbeat backup vocalists.
How did a song like this get past the BBC's infamously conservative censors? KC replaced the "bitch" with "mmm," so maybe we should say this is a cover of "Mmmm Better Have My Money."