Shania Twain has tweeted an apology to "anyone she offended" after saying she would have voted for Donald Trump in the US election.
The singer is Canadian so was not eligible to vote but said in an interview with The Guardian that she would have chosen the businessman over Hillary Clinton in 2016 because he "seemed honest".
There was a backlash on social media over her remarks and she attempted to diffuse the criticism on Sunday.
"I would like to apologise to anybody I have offended in a recent interview with The Guardian relating to the American President," Twain, 52, said.
My answer was awkward, but certainly should not be taken as representative of my values nor does it mean I endorse him. I make music to bring people together. My path will always be one of inclusivity, as my history shows. (4/4)
— Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) April 22, 2018
"I am passionately against discrimination of any kind and hope it's clear from the choices I have made, and the people I stand with, that I do not hold any common moral beliefs with the current President.
"My answer was awkward, but certainly should not be taken as representative of my values nor does it mean I endorse him."
The That Don't Impress Me Much singer said she was caught "off guard" by the question about Mr Trump.
In an article published on The Guardian website on Sunday, she said: "I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest. Do you want straight or polite? Not that you shouldn't be able to have both.
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"If I were voting, I just don't want bulls***. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?"
Fans criticised her for apparently backing Mr Trump, with many pointing to his alleged "bigotry" including his treatment of transgender troops and his brags of being able to grab women "by the p****".