Kelly Clarkson Talks Awkward First Encounter With President Obama On ‘Seth Meyers’: Watch

Rachel Sonis | October 5, 2016 9:07 am

On Tuesday (October 4), Kelly Clarkson stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers to talk about her new children’s book River Rose and the Magical Lullaby. But mid-plug, Clarkson also told a hilarious anecdote about her first time meeting President Barack Obama when he was junior senator. Basically, the story is that Clarkson (a three-time Grammy Award winner) was supposed to introduce Obama – who just won the Grammy Award for Dreams Of My Father in the Best Spoken Word Album category – at an event for the Senate. Because no one knew who he was at the time, she completely botched his name and the title of the book.

“I completely butchered it,” Clarkson tells show host Seth Meyers. “I wanted to die. I wanted to fall down and pretend like, ‘Oh she had a stroke.’ I wanted to fake some horrible thing”

She continued, “Cut to afterwards, I’m like ‘Oh my God this new senator… I feel so horrible. I’ve got to find him and apologize.’ I couldn’t him, and it was horrible because everyone was like, ‘You’ll never see him again.'”

Funny how that all panned out, since the singer also went on to perform at President Obama’s inauguration in 2013.

Watch below.

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