Melissa Etheridge Penned a Song About Being Contacted by Angelina Jolie's Camp Following Brad Pitt Divorce Comments
"Fixer, I hope you understand that to scandalize was never my plan," Ehteridge sang
Melissa Etheridge made headlines after slamming Angelina Jolie amid her ongoing divorce battle against the singer’s longtime friend Brad Pitt. (The singer performed at Pitt’s wedding to Jennifer Aniston.) And Etheridge is making headlines again, claiming she was contacted by Jolie’s team recently, and even wrote a song about it.
On Wednesday’s episode of Watch What Happens Live, the 55-year-old Grammy-winning songwriter performed “The Fixer Blues,” the tune about her alleged conversation with Jolie’s camp.
“There are people whose jobs it is to fix things for celebrities,” Etheridge prefaced the song, to which host Andy Cohen replied, “the Olivia Pope of Team Angelina,” referencing Kerry Washington’s character in Scandal. Added Etheridge: “And I understand, I haven’t spoken to Brad in forever … 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, I just finished it in the dressing room.”
“Seems I said some things about an old, old friend that got people talking / Well I know broken hearts, a thing or two about divorce, I’ve been there before once, okay twice / I have not seen my friend in over ten years and I swear I have never, ever, ever, ever met his wife,” Etheridge belted out referencing her previous marriage to Tammy Lynn Michaels.
Etheridge and Michaels were together for nearly eight and had two children together, twins Johnnie Rose and Miller Steven via a sperm donor. After separating in 2010, the two became embroiled in a bitter two-year spousal and child support battle in which Michaels claimed Etheridge was not paying enough money.
“I’ll tell you what I ain’t picking no fight, none of my business who’s wrong or who’s right anyway that’s for sure / My opinion is mine you can take that and a dime and have a good time on your google search,” she continued strumming her guitar.
“Fixer, I hope you understand that to scandalize was never my plan / Reminiscing I was flowing, I was hanging with my good friend Andy Cohen / Talking about our spouses in our own glass houses,” Etheridge said.
Concluding, “So the moral of this story is divorce is a bitch and nobody wins / Let’s not do onto others and please forgive us our sins, life is too hard anyway / So when you chatting with Andy you better watch what you say.”
Last week, multiple sources confirmed to PEOPLE that Jolie’s team had hired famed crisis manager Judy Smith, who inspired Washington’s fictional character Olivia Pope on Scandal.
Jolie, 41, filed for divorce from Pitt, 52, on Sept. 19, citing irreconcilable differences. The actress requested sole physical custody of their six children with visitation for Pitt, while the actor wants shared custody. The former couple agreed to a temporary plan recommended by the Department of Children and Family Services on Sept. 30.
On Monday, Etheridge criticized Jolie and her legal team for how they’re handling the news surrounding the divorce drama. “There’s a way to be. I’ve gone through family courts. I’ve been twice around this block,” she told Cohen on his Sirius XM radio show Andy Cohen Live. “I know it really well, and I know when there’s some forethought to just how mean [you can be] and just how you’re going to put disinformation out there first.”