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Clay Aiken VS. Newsweek

Clay Aiken VS. Newsweek

Round 1!

Newsweek got a little too inquisitive for American Idol alum Clay Aiken. Do you think the interviewer went a little too far? Here’s what went down during a recent sit-down:

How did you get into a fight with that lady on a plane? I’m not going to talk about it.

I was just curious because you’ve never talked about it. I did talk about it.

What about the Kelly Ripa thing? I’m not going to discuss it.

Did you think it was homophobic? I’m not going to discuss it.

What do you want to talk about? I think we’re done.

Can we talk about something fun? No, we’re done. I thought Newsweek would be more reputable. I’m surprised.

But I think people are curious about it. It was a year ago. This is Newsweek. It’s not the National Enquirer. I’d hate to have a job where I had to be rude to people.

I’ll change the subject. What do you do for fun? I watch the news. I read news magazines, but I’m reconsidering that now.

Read the full interview at

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Photos: Frazer Harrison/Getty
Posted to: Clay Aiken

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  • bittney

    haha, what a looooooooser!

  • Anon

    I don’t care for him that much, but good for him!

  • jess

    what a fukken dork!!

  • Brienna


  • Virgin

    Congratulations, Bittney, for being the very first one to post on the Clay Aiken thread! =)

  • he’s so boring

    What an azzhole diva. Aiken has lost his mind. He reminds me of carrot top/the joker here with his fug azz. Better be glad someone wants to interview him.

  • CG

    what kind of person he is? I have no idea

  • Amy

    LOL! Clay thinks he’s all that. But he’s just a stuck up little @&$#* like tons of others. YAY ME!!!! EIGTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • the_original_nika



    way to go Clay, why asked Q’s that happened in the past? past is past, focus on the future, stupid newsweek, they know better than that.

  • alexandria

    bitchy bitchy boy!!

  • kat

    if he feels that way about spamalot, why didnt he give the role in the musical to a more talented individual
    i have no desire to see him in a broadway show

  • rhonda

    clay needs to chill.he is lucky that anyone wants to interview his dumba**! he needs to be more concerned about his record deal getting dropped like all the other AI alums.

  • Tarah

    I think this guy is a DIVA! Actually, I didn’t even know he still made music!

    I think he overreacted!

  • lisa

    Couple of points…

    First it is only an excerpt even at Newsweek, very hard to say what the complete interview entailed.

    Second, Newsweek got schooled, they crossed boundaries and now they are being a bit pissy by slanting the interview.

    Clay just like everyone has the right to set boundaries, if Newsweek had done their homework, they would have known that Clay issued a statement regarding the airplane foot thingy.

    Not sure why people take offense for setting up boundaries, are celebrities now supposed to lose all boundaries so that they get positive press?

  • null

    LOL! She’s such a diva, our Clay. But his comment – “…I’m rethinking that now.” was pretty funny.

  • Sarah

    haha. he does seem gay to me. and, maybe the interviewer and Clay were both a little harsh. lol.

  • huh

    ew he is fug and why is he so smug. not even cute. do something with those brows.ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  • The Arab Aquarius

    Don’t step on a queen’s rope. just sayin’….
    But good for him, you gotta stand up for yourself, the “reporter” should have been smart and sensetive enough to notice and change the subject. The Arab Aquarius

  • well

    He’s so full of his delusional self. He got dropped by label. Rightly so. Perv.

  • Jess

    I agree about the last comment — “I read … news magazines … But I’m rethinking that now.” — haha

  • Madi

    Why is he being interviewed?… exactly what has he done?

    But I still like what he said… that magazine shouldn’t pry when he’s made it clear that he doesn’t want to talk about it. It has nothing to do with his fame. Less famous people have just as much right to refuse to answer something as much as people like Angelina Jolie do.

  • Madonna

    What an ugly queen!

  • stale clay

    your 3 minutes are up. fade awayyyyyyy aging queen.
    go impersonate barbra steisand.

  • dogbreath

    He’s being interviewed because hes joining the Broadway cast of Spamalot but the interviewer had difficulty sticking to the subject

    and Clay has not been dropped from RCA. others have recently but Clay has not – too bad too cause RCA sucks

  • no

    no-lister. answer the questions will ya. be grateful. here’s a question for herkein , what color is your matching thong and bra your’e wearing?
    do you own a g aykini?

  • Olivia

    I have no respect for him, especially after this. The interviewer was just doing their job. What a rude way to treat someone.

  • clayetta

    He’s irrelevant. AI is embarass. If he isn’t dropped by his label, what are they waiting on.

  • Colleen

    He needs to get over himself.

  • Babysis

    that interviewer was mean.
    Clay had every reason for wanting to leave.

  • Kiki

    he had every right to leave.
    The interviewer went too far.

  • Angel baby

    that interviewer went way to far.
    JJ can you please delete the irrelevant and rude comments on here? Please?

  • lynn

    Clay Aiken, good for you they just wanted to start the old news again. You dealt with it at the time and you left it along. They could have asked you a lot other questions, like your chartible organization where you are doing so much for childrens, your next gig and would you like to have a contract singing in Vegas. I am sure they could have asked if you have a special person in your life . I would like to see you perform often in Vegas.

  • Mariah

    It’s an interview.
    He should get over it. Pretty rude of Clay to do such a thing.

  • Myra

    haha has been right there

  • jane

    this is a fake article

  • Kendra

    what a fuckin stuck up jerk! He thinks he is all that cause he won american idol. Come on Clay people have no respect for you.

  • lynn

    Clay Aiken I am so glad that you did not let them talk you into starting this whole episode again, I f anybody read the press and tabloids the question of what happen with Kelly and the Airplane was answered by you. Newsweek wanted to catch you offguard like they do so many others stars when they sign up for an interview. I guess Clay have watched other stars trying to explain a question they were not prepared for. Whatever anyone thinks of Clay Aiken, you will be telling a bald face lie if you say he cannot sing. He is a great talent when it comes to singing. I wish he would perform in Vegas.

  • 564165045015604510543216541510

    how did that guy who was interviewing him get that job anyway?

  • Wow


    Newsweek got schooled? LOL

    I am sure *Insert sarcasm here* they have a weekly or daily Clay Aiken fact checker.

  • Jane

    He is known to be rude and arrogant. I can’t wait until he gets dropped from his label.

  • lops723

    I think gayken needs to get over himself big time. He was so rude to Kelly Ripa, didn’t even thank her or say anything when he co-hosted… queer. He is rude and arrogant & I hope his career is over fast. Plus his hair is ridiculously stupid.

  • Amy

    Wow, when they tried to change back to another subject he was still being an asshat. it’s part of a contract to do publicity. If he can’t do it, he shouldn’t get paid. Unless they stated before the interview that the subject was off limits, he should have refused to talk about the issues he didn’t want to talk about and then let them move on.

  • Peppo

    Clay has such a chip on his shoulder, and is an angry, traumatized little man who gets all wound up and passive-aggressive at the drop of a hat. Maybe I wouldve normally given him the benefit of the doubt, but I have actually SEEN his clash with Ripa on YouTube…look it up. He was simply a jerk to her nonstop, just a guest who wants to throw barbs at her because he’s prissy & pissy, she was just trying to defend herself with some measure of humor. Maybe that’s why he doesn’t like to talk about it, because it makes him look bad…maybe he’s one of those angry closet homosexuals who act aggressively because they can’t come to terms with who they are. Not that I have anything against homosexuals, I have several gay friends, I just dont appreciate when unresolved personal issues make a person act like a jerk.

  • melissa

    I love Clay… but even if I didnt, I wouldnt support Newsweek. They were being idiots. Like he said… that was NEWSWEEK not the National Enquirer! So they shouldnt be like that

  • cain

    Wait, he’s still got a job?

  • wTf

    What is he so defensive about? Girlfriend needs to come out of the closet already!

  • moi

    actually i feel that interview was rather crap – stupid and irrelevant questions – i don’t blame him for answering the way he did.

  • yeah

    He likes to take it up the poop shoot!

  • inherently

    The stuff that comes out of gayaiken mouth are inherently divisive and hypocritical!