Melissa Etheridge and Brad Pitt were pals back in the day, so when she heard about his divorce from Angelina Jolie, she felt compelled to speak out about it publicly. Earlier in the week, she appeared on Andy Cohen's radio show, defending Pitt amid the allegations that he is abusive father.
"It breaks my heart that anyone would take something as personal as your marriage and your relationship and your rights to your children," she said, "and do it as purposefully as I see it's being done."
So when Etheridge appeared on Cohen's Watch What Happens Live with Kelly Clarkson on Wednesday, she had to fill him in on the goings-on since their radio interview aired.
Apparently, Jolie had hired a "celebrity fixer" named Judy Smith (kind of like Olivia Pope on Scandal), and Smith had given Etheridge a call after she spoke about the divorce on the airwaves. Not revealing how exactly her conversation with Smith went down, Etheridge instead decided to reveal a new song, "Fixer Blues." The lyrics go as such:
"Oh, well I woke up this morning / To a subtle warning / That had my mind rockin' / Uh, seems like I said some things / About an old, old, old friend / That's got some people talking / Well, hmm, now / I know broken hearts / A thing or two about divorce / I been there before once, OK, twice / And I have not seen my friend in over 10 years / And I swear I have never, ever, ever met his wife / I tell you what / I ain't picking no fight / None of my business who's wrong or who's right / Anyway, that's for sure / My opinion is mine / And you can take that and a dime and have a good time on your Google search / Yeah, so, fixer, I hope you understand / To scandalize was never my plan / Reminiscing, I was flowing / I was hanging with my good friend, Andy Cohen / Talkin' about our spouses / In our own glass houses / So the moral of this story is / Divorce is a bitch, and nobody wins / Let's no do unto others, and please forgive us our sins / Life is too hard, anyway / So, when you're chatting with Andy/ You better watch what you say."
There you have it! The scandal!