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Melissa Etheridge pens song about Brangelina divorce

Melissa Etheridge used her musical gift to try and fix a problem she created.

The 55-year-old musician tried to backtrack on recent comments she made about Brangelina’s divorce in an ode, titled “The Fixer Blues,” to “fixer” Judy Smith — the crisis manager currently steering the ship for Team Jolie — and the embattled ex-couple.

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The 55-year-old musician tried to backtrack on recent controversial comments she made about Angelina Jolie’s reasons for divorcing Brad Pitt — through the art of song.

(Charles Sykes/Bravo)

“Seems I said some things about an old, old, old friend that got some people talking,” the rocker sang on “Watch What Happens Live.”

“Well, I know broken hearts, a thing or two about divorce, I’ve 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, ever, ever met his wife.”

Melissa Etheridge defends Brad Pitt in split with Angelina Jolie

The Grammy-winning artist then directly addressed Smith in the song, attempting to appeal to the famous crisis manager and make it clear there was no malice behind her words.

“Fixer, I hope you understand to scandalize was never my plan,” she sang.

“So the moral of this story is divorce is a bitch and nobody wins.”


Etheridge slammed Jolie in an interview Monday, calling the actress “nasty” and bringing up her failed relationship with Billy Bob Thornton.

(Charles Sykes/AP)

Etheridge said she felt the need to address the controversy after Jolie’s people reached out to her about harsh comments she made on Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM radio show.

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“Every time I say something it gets turned around and twisted and all of a sudden I’m saying something about her … so I thought I would do what I do best and I wrote a song about it today,” she said during the Wednesday interview.

Kelly Clarkson, who joined Etheridge on the show, neatly summed up the situation.

“Oh my god, this is so juicy!”

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