Bizarre Feud Alert: Clay Aiken vs....Rihanna?!

Erstwhile American Idol alum says he's spoilt for choice when asked to pick the worst of the current fleet of pop stars before settling on the "pitchy" Ri-Ri

By Gina Serpe Mar 28, 2012 4:12 PMTags
Clay Aiken, RihannaAmy Sussman, Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Did someone declare open season on Rihanna among the—how should we put this?—less than relevant of her musical peers?

First Gene Simmons, now it's Clay Aiken who's decided that he's not above taking a potshot at Ri-Ri, this time while appearing on Bravo's Watch What Happens last night.

What happens in the clubhouse sure doesn't stay in the clubhouse. So, what was his criticism of the pop superstar?

The trouble started when host Andy Cohen asked Clay to name which current pop singer wouldn't make it past the first few rounds of his reality show alma mater, American Idol.

Apparently, he was spoilt for choice.

"Oh God, there're too many. Too many...Current pop singer? I've stopped listening to them because they can't sing," he said, biding his time before coming up with his answer.

"Um...Rihanna has some pitch problems for sure. She does...Now I'm gonna get in trouble, too."

Pitchy, dawg? Sounds like someone's been taking critique lessons from Randy Jackson.

But that wasn't the only headline-grabbing revelation Clay dropped during his interview. He also confirmed while in the hot seat that he didn't always look as dapper as he currently does, and in fact underwent plastic surgery in the not-too-distant past.

"I had surgery on my jaw for a TMJ thing and I had them suck the fat out of my chin while they were in there," he admitted. "I was like, you know what, while I'm already down, go ahead and take the vacuum in there and suck the fat out of my chin."

Nice to see the sass has remained intact, though.