During a stop this week in New York to promote her new album, Piece By Piece, the songstress learned that one of our staffers, Michael, is a super fan. Having never met IRL, Kelly helped the MTV News team make Michael's dreams a reality by surprising him in our studio with a one-on-one interview. His moment like this, if you will.
"I really had no idea what to think when I looked over and saw her walk in. My mind couldn't comprehend it," Michael said afterward. "I just kept screaming 'Kelly Clarkson' over and over in my head. I think I blacked out."
Michael was told that he would be shooting a video tribute for Kellegend, so he had prepared a handful of questions for his Queen -- never thinking he'd be able to ask them face-to-face!
From discovering Kelly's shortcut to finding out someone's name she should already know -- "I am bold, I just go, 'Oh my God, I'm such an ass, I forgot your name'" -- to her thoughts on "How To Get Away With Murder" -- "[My nanny] said I should watch it" -- Michael's Q&A unlocked many of his burning inquiries.
And although he kept his cool for most of their sit-down, Michael could only put on that facade for so long.
"I held it together until she left the room," Michael laughed. "Then I screamed and fell to the floor."