Ingrid Michaelson covered Taylor Swift‘s “Clean” at Billboard‘s Women in Music event, held December 12. As she explains, this performance was the closest she’ll come to claiming the 1989 song as her own.
“Taylor played me a few songs off her new record in her apartment,” Michaelson says. “We danced around and drank wine — and had pillow fights, yes. And this one song was just so beautiful that I begged her to send it to me, and she said no. I said, ‘Please?’ and she said, ‘No.’”