OFFSTAGE: Miranda Lambert Fires Back at Writer

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When you interview an artist who is a pretty big deal, there may be conditions and rules, like “Stick to the new music only.” But someone at the Ottawa Citizen newspaper must have asked a question about gun control that didn’t sit right with Miranda Lambert. And hell hath no fury like a singer with a Twitter page scorned. Lambert tweeted on Friday (July 29) , “Dear mr writer at Ottawa citizen: next time u interview me, let’s keep it about the music and not about your view on my stance on guns…” And then, “I don’t talk politics period. I’m Not sure all Canadians would like to Be put in your category. Speak for yourself not your country. Thx!” That must have been an awkward phone call if Lambert felt strongly enough to take to Twitter over it. She later added, “PS I can’t wait to see my faithful Ottawa fans!:) 2 weeks,” probably just to make sure everyone knew there was only one Canadian she was angry with.

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