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Blake Shelton Expects Miranda Lambert Jokes at CMAs: 'This Year's Gonna Be Awkward'

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Blake Shelton performs on Late Night With Seth Meyers on October 27, 2015

The CMAs are happening next week (Nov. 4) -- and Blake Shelton, for one, is ready for a little ribbing from hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.

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"This year is going to be awkward at the CMAs, speaking of jokes,” Shelton told Seth Meyers during his appearance on Late Night Tuesday (Oct. 27). “[Country music] is such a family. Everybody there is friends, you know? There’s gotta be a joke about me and Miranda [Lambert]."

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Shelton and Lambert's very public divorce has been tabloid fodder since it was announced back in July -- still, Shelton seems to have a sense of humor about it. "[Co-host] Brad Paisley is not doing his job if he doesn’t look down there and go, ‘Haha!’ I mean, he’s gotta do it. You have to address the elephant in the room." Apparently, the jokes have even been planned out. "We’ve had the conversations, like, ‘Okay, dude, I will go sit there and let you kick me in the face a few times,'" Shelton said. "I know it’s coming."

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Watch the full interview below: