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Typically, this would involve candle wax, handcuffs and the closest male with a British accent – but the former American Idol champion isn’t comparing herself to Calum Best, don’t worry.

Instead, Kelly Clarkson is telling people that her record label, RCA, asked her to cover a song by a certain red-haired, loose actress.

“My label literally sent me a Lindsay Lohan track from her last album and wanted me to record it for my new album,” the American Idol winner tells MTV News.

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“And while I like Lindsay Lohan, like I’m cool with her and I think she sings the song well … it’s already been on an album. I don’t care what pop star it is.”

Clarkson says she was offended by the suggestion – and wants people to vote for her as their favorite Idol over Carrie Underwood.

“They were just sending me stuff that was like almost insulting. I’m like, ‘You can’t even find new songs? You don’t want me to write my album but you’re sending me hand me downs?’ ” she tells MTV News. “I ended up writing the entire thing with the people that I write well with.”

Sounds like quite the storm brewing. Is this the sort of controversy Blake Lewis, Jordin Sparks or the winner of this year’s competition will need to deal with in a few years?

Meanwhile, Kelly’s new album was completed in January and My December will hit stores on June 26. Simon Cowell has already bashed it probably.