Kelly Clarkson recalls the first time she became aware of her gay and lesbian fans in a new PrideSource interview.
"One girl on tour came up and just introduced herself and was like, 'I'm a Kezbo,' and I was like, 'What?!' She was like, 'A Kezbo -- your lesbian fans,'" the 32-year-old Grammy winner and "American Idol" veteran tells Chris Azzopardi. "And I was like, 'Wait -- there's enough of you to have a group? That's amazing! Awesome! Go me!'"
Still, Clarkson shrugged once the fan vowed to "bring [her] to the other side," noting, "I was like, 'All right, well, keep trying!'"
Still, the superstar said she didn't distinguish between her gay and straight fans, and added that she doesn't "consider myself an icon at all" at this stage of her career.
"Fans are fans, and no matter what our lives are like, no matter what path we're on, music is the one thing that connects us," she noted.
As to how she would react if her daughter, River Rose, turned out to be a lesbian, Clarkson said, "I just hope she finds love. It took me a while, man ... You know, as long as she's happy, I don't care either way, and neither does my husband."
Still, she wasn't insulted by reports that she may be a lesbian, noting, "I mean, I get hit on by the hottest girls ever. Oh, my god, if I were a lesbian, I would be so in luck. But it's just not my thing."
The video for her single "Heartbeat Song" features a gay couple, Chad Laboy and Zac Woodward. The pair later revealed they'd gotten engaged for real on the set of the video, which was the first released from "Piece by Piece," Clarkson's first full-length album of original material in four years.
Check out the full-length PrideSource interview with Kelly Clarkson here.