Kelly Clarkson hilariously spoofed being mistaken for a seat filler at the ACM Awards while hosting the Billboard Music Awards

Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcpKelly Clarkson onstage at the BBMAs.

Billboard Music Awards host Kelly Clarkson orchestrated a spoof of hilarious moment at the Academy of Country Music Awards,when an attendee mistook her for a seat filler.

While opening the BBMAs on Wednesday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Clarkson took a seat in the audience next to Terry Crews.

She was quickly approached by New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski, dressed as a security guard.

“Excuse me, ma’am. We need all the seat fillers to move,” he said, telling her the seat was reserved for the band Florida Georgia Line.

“Are you serious?” she responded. “This keeps happening to me. I’m a big deal, Terry. People know who I am.”

“Brian, Tyler, come on, help me out. Tell him who I am,” she said, referring to the two members of Florida Georgia Line, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard. She then said she’d prove it, launching into an elaborate medley of 2018’s biggest hits.

After the medley, Gronkowski approached her again and told her to leave. Clarkson then pleaded with Paula Abdul, one of the original hosts of “American Idol,” on which Clarkson was discovered: “Come on, you discovered me!”

The skit was familiar for fans who knew about Clarkson’s experience at the ACM Awards: “The greatest thing by far that happened to me tonight was being asked to move because some guy thought I was a seat filler at the ACM’s tonight,” she wrote on Twitter.

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Kelly Clarkson was mistaken for a seat filler at the ACM Awards, but she said it was the ‘greatest thing’ that happened to her all night

“Literally, it made my night because he was so serious, and I just politely said no hahaha!!” she wrote.

The Billboard Music Awards are airing live on NBC. Follow along with our list of winners, updated live, here.

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