Miranda Lambert is featured on the cover of the February issue of Redbook, where she reveals she’s not as tough as she appears and when she has to be the ‘bad guy’ in her marriage with Blake Shelton. She also addresses her Twitter feud with Chris Brown, whom she called out following his performance on last year’s GRAMMY Awards.
“I didn’t feel right about not saying something,” she said. “The loudmouth that I am, I say what I think. I wanted everyone to know that I don’t agree with the message it’s sending to young women. It’s not okay. At all. To be celebrated after doing something like that. I don’t think it’s right, I never will, and I will stand by what I said till the day that I die.”
While Miranda looks tough on the outside, often sporting leather and studs, she’s got a soft heart underneath it all. She told the magazine she cries onstage at least once a week and admitted that having to perform after losing Blake’s father, her childhood best friend and her childhood dog over the course of two weeks was one of the hardest things she’s ever done.
“I went back onstage, and I wasn’t ready, but the crowd just embraced me,” she said. “I was like, ‘Okay, I’m really real. Like, all of this tough-girl image? My walls are down and all these people can see it.’ But it was a good moment for me. I just laid it out there, like, ‘I’m normal, I’m a girl, I have PMS, and I get emotional, and I’m sad sometimes, and that’s it.’ I feel like I got over the hump of trying to be like, ‘I have a chip on my shoulder, I’m strong all the time,’ you know? Because no one is.”
When it comes to her relationship with Blake, Miranda makes an effort to keep their personal lives private. Blake, on the other hand, is a people person and sometimes Miranda has to reel in her talkative husband.
“I’m more protective,” she said. “He’s the sweetest guy. Like, he will talk to anyone, sign anything, take a picture with everyone. And if I don’t stop it at some point, it ruins our whole night. I have to be the bad guy. The people are like, ‘Oh, God, don’t mess with her, she’ll murder people.’”
Miranda is currently in rehearsals for her co-headlining Locked & Reloaded Tour with Dierks Bentley. The tour kicks off January 17 in Columbia, South Carolina. She just released “Mama’s Broken Heart” as her latest single.