Amid the massive reports on her scandal with former "American Idol" contestant Corey Clark, Paula Abdul uttered her defense, making a cameo appearance introducing the opening sketch on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." The SNL cast on Saturday night was meant to satirize ABC's "Primetime Live" aired an expose of the scandal based on idol Corey Clark concession.
The NBC's sketch has, in fact, made comical allusions to the scandal with a mock interview and stage performances, performing Amy Poehler as Abdul and Finesse Mitchell as Clark. But at the end of the sequence, Abdul returned to the set making her own "Idol"-style critiques of her imitator. To Poehler she said: "You need to perfect the clap a little more and be a lot more sexier so contestants will be willing to sleep with you."
Further, the star has called the allegations "lies" and issued a statement Friday expressing "my deepest appreciation" for fans who have expressed their support for her. "I do trust my fans who can see through attempts at character assassination, and I do trust the essential fairness of the American public," she added.