(When Justin started talking publicly about our relationship) I think I was in shock, to be honest. I didn’t know what to say, what to do.
That was the last thing I ever thought somebody might do.
I was really shocked shitless. But you live and you learn.
Well, actually, [laughs] he called [laughs].
I’m gonna break it down right now, OK? You want the scoop, you want the truth? Here it is.
He called me up and asked me if it was OK. I can’t believe I’m telling you this right now. But who cares.
He called me up and wanted to supposedly get back together or whatever, but behind it was, “And by the way, you’re in a video that’s coming out.” That kind of got slipped in.
“Don’t worry about it. It’s not a big deal.”
So the record label called and said, “If you want to change this, you can.” I had the power to say no to the video!
But I didn’t, because I thought, “Hey, it’s your video.”
I hadn’t seen it.
Then it came out, and I said, “I should’ve freakin’ said no to this shit!”
I was so like, “Whoa!! What is going on right now?!” But, hey.
And I talked to him, I said, “Why did you do this?”
He goes, ‘Well, I got a controversial video.“
And I was like, "You did. [Claps her hands, as if for a dog that just performed a trick.] Yay for you.”
So he got what he wanted. [Clears throat] I think it looks like such a desperate attempt, personally. But that was a great way to sell the record.
He’s smart. Smart guy.
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