Near the end of the Grammys last night, Barbra Streisand took to the mic to sing “Evergreen” from A Star Is Born. And the 68-year-old star proved she’s still got it, but also used the opportunity to clear up her negative comments about the hit show Glee!
When Entertainment Tonight asked Barbra on Friday if she’d consider appearing on Glee she said, “Not if I can help it.”
Glee‘s Lea Michele is a known Barbra fan and to make sure help there wasn’t any bad blood between then Barbra reached out to her at the Grammys!
“After the Grammys as Ms. Michele stood in line with others waiting for her limousine, a woman approached her to congratulate and thanks her for her accomplished performance at the MusiCares event,” a rep for Barbra tells E! News. “It was, of course, Barbra Streisand, and you can read in Ms. Michele’s instantaneous tweets her response to the experience and the beginning of a new friendship.”
And Lea was very grateful for it!
“As if this night at the Grammys wasn’t amazing enough…waiting at the valet… Mrs Barbra Streisand came up to me. I can barely breathe,” Lea Tweeted. “She was so wonderful, kind and beyond nice. I can’t believe I just met my idol. I feel so blessed and thankful right now…”
And in addition, Barbra released a statement clarifying her Glee comments.
“When asked if I would ever appear on Glee, I should have said, ‘You never know.’ It was wrong to say, ‘Not if I can help it.’ What I meant was that I’ve been overwhelmed preparing for my performance on MusiCares, the Grammys, recording a new album, and starting a new movie,” she wrote in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. “So I couldn’t take on any more work, and besides that, I wasn’t asked.”
What did you think of Barbra’s Grammy performance? Should she consider doing Glee or does it prove she doesn’t need it?