Chris Stapleton Recalls How He Offended Katy Perry The First Time He Met Her

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Chris Stapleton… offend people?

Chris might be one of the nicest guys in all of country music, but even nice guys like Chris can accidentally piss people off from time to time. People like… Katy Perry.

According to WKML, Chris met Katy Perry for the first time at the Grammys a couple years back while performing a Dolly Parton tribute.

While killing time backstage, getting ready for soundcheck, Chris cracked some kind of self-deprecating joke about musicians, and it didn’t land with Katy.

Here’s how it went down:

“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. I said something that was self deprecating, probably, ‘Oh, well, we’re just musicians’ or something to that effect,  to which she said, ‘Well, you know, that’s offensive to me and you. We’re healers. We have an important job.

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.”


Here’s the audio:

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A beer bottle on a dock