Chris Stapleton revealed that he offended Katy Perry the first time met her.
According to WKML, Stapleton met Perry a few years ago, when the two stars were both partaking in a Dolly Parton GRAMMY awards tribute performance and while they were awaiting rehearsals backstage, the superstar pair began chatting which lead to an awkward moment.
“We were backstage at the Dolly Parton tribute at the Grammys and we were both performing on that and I never met her before and we struck up a conversation waiting our turn for soundcheck backstage,” Stapleton explained.
While chatting with the pop superstar, Stapleton said a “self deprecating” comment and Perry didn’t take it well as she said it actually “offended” her.
“I said something that was self deprecating, probably, ‘Oh, well, we’re just musicians’ or something to that effect,” Stapleton explained. “To which she said, ‘Well, you know, that’s offensive to me and you. We’re healers. We have an important job.”
While the comment was made as a joke, Stapleton says that he didn’t mean for it to be an insult and he apologized to her several times.
Stapleton added, “It was very enlightening in that moment, and I apologized in no way was it meant to insult her or musicians in general, but yeah, it changed my thinking quite a bit.”
Listen to the interview below.