Glee’s become TV’s go-to place for covering camptastic hits — but legendary warbler Barbra Streisand wouldn’t be caught dead onscreen with Lea Michele & Co.
When asked whether she’d be interested in joining the long line of celebs making cameos on Glee, Babs promptly responded with: “Not if I can help it.”
It didn’t take long for the legendary singer to rethink her harsh comment.
“When asked if I would ever appear on ‘Glee,’ I should have said, ‘You never know,’” Barbra wrote in a statement posted on her personal website on Sunday. “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,” the statement continued. “So I couldn’t take on any more work, and besides that, I wasn’t asked. I’m so honored that a lead character on ‘Glee’ is so admiring of my work. In my speech at MusiCares, I thanked them ‘for exposing young people to music they might otherwise not hear today: Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, and Darren Criss…you’re all so gifted.’”