Whoops! Chrissy Teigen opened up about a few little mistakes she made while in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20 for husband John Legend‘s performance in the “Celebrating America” special. And one of her missteps involved Katy Perry, who also performed at the Inauguration Day event for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
“Oh my god, I remember I was so scared,” the cookbook author and TV personality began her confession on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (March 9). “We ran into Katy Perry after — and I always say dumb things. … I hadn’t seen Katy for so long, and I was like, ‘Oh, I typically hate fireworks, but that was amazing — that was beautiful.'”
“And then I think she heard that I said, ‘I hate “Firework,”‘ — like, the song, and I wanted to die. I felt so bad! I was like, ‘No no no not “Firework”!'” Teigen shared, shaking her head. “Ugh. I always do that.”
The innocent miscommunication was understandable. For her Inauguration Day performance, Perry had delivered a powerful rendition of her 2010 megahit “Firework” at the Lincoln Memorial as a fireworks display lit up the sky.
Teigen went on to tell Fallon that her general dislike of fireworks is due to how long the displays tend to drag on for. “It’s like, bad improv or something,” she explained. “It’s like, two minutes too long.”
Her other inauguration-related faux pas involved Legend’s performance of “Feeling Good.” “I didn’t know John’s performance at the Washington Monument was a secret, so I Instagrammed the whole thing, like the day before for rehearsal,” she admitted. “I got in trouble!”
Watch Teigen’s interview below: