Kathy Griffin: I’m not Ellen DeGeneres’ ‘cup of tea’

Keeping it real. Kathy Griffin admitted that her beef with Ellen DeGeneres is far from dead.

Griffin was questioned by host Rosanna Scotto about the status of her feud with DeGeneres during an appearance on Good Day New York. The comedian, however, had no issues stating they were not on good terms.

“I am apparently not her cup of tea,” Griffin, 58, shared on Thursday, July 18. “But I think she is great. I am not a comedy snob.”

Griffin continued by praising the 61-year-old Ellen DeGeneres Show host, adding: “I’m vulgar, but I think it’s great there’s clean comedians and prop comedians and topical comedians and observational comedians. I’m just happy whenever a female, especially a female over 50, is still in the game.”

Griffin’s drama with DeGeneres allegedly stemmed from the Seriously … I’m Kidding author rejecting the opportunity to participate in a tribute to late comedian Joan Rivers. The former Bravo star spilled the “piping hot tea” during a comedy show she performed at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theater in July 2018.

“One of the things that really hurt Joan, and we talked about it at our last meal together, was that Ellen always shunned her and Ellen thought she was vulgar and not funny,” Griffin said at the time.

The CNN alum then noted that she touched base with DeGeneres when Rivers died in 2014 to discuss the tribute, adding: “I just called her and I just said, ‘Look, woman to woman, comic to comic, I think you need to let go of your hatred for Joan Rivers. She’s passed away, just do a f—king tribute, be cool.’” Griffin alleged that DeGeneres responded by noting that “there’s a difference between mean and funny.”

During Thursday’s interview, the Official Book Club Selection author was also asked whether she had “plans to make up with” Perez Hilton and TMZ’s Harvey Levin. However, she laughed and promptly replied: “No.”

“I was told by two people at TMZ that [Levin] talked to the Trumps multiple times a week and, you know, I just find that astounding,” she explained. Griffin notoriously sparked a feud with President Donald Trump after she posted a viral shot of her holding a fake version of his decapitated, bloody head in 2017.

Griffin then shared that she has zero interest in patching things over with Andy Cohen, saying: “If he has a skill set, I’d like to know what that is … It’s hard to name one.”

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SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Comedian Kathy Griffin attends Fox's Cause For Paws: All Star Dog Spectacular at Barker Hangar on November 22, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Comedian Kathy Griffin attends Fox's Cause For Paws: All Star Dog Spectacular at Barker Hangar on November 22, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Comedian Kathy Griffin arrives at FOX's Cause For Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular at The Barker Hanger on November 22, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Actress Kathy Griffin attends Fox's Cause For Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular at Barker Hangar on November 22, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Emcee Kathy Griffin speaks onstage at Goldie Hawn's inaugural 'Love In For Kids' benefiting the Hawn Foundation's MindUp program transforming children's lives for greater success at Ron Burkle’s Green Acres Estate on November 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for The Hawn Foundation)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Emcee Kathy Griffin speaks at Goldie Hawn's inaugural 'Love In For Kids' benefiting the Hawn Foundation's MindUp program transforming children's lives for greater success at Ron Burkle’s Green Acres Estate on November 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for The Hawn Foundation)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 19: Kathy Griffin attends the 2014 CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute at American Museum of Natural History on November 18, 2014 in New York City. 25214_001_1185.JPG (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for CNN)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Kathy Griffin attends the 2014 CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History on November 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Kathy Griffin speaks onstage during the 2014 CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute at American Museum of Natural History on November 18, 2014 in New York City. 25214_002_1366.JPG (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for CNN)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Comedian Kathy Griffin speaks at An Evening With Kathy Griffin at The GRAMMY Museum on November 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Duffy-Marie Arnoult/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Host Kathy Griffin speaks onstage during The Equality Now's 'Make Equality Reality' Event at Montage Beverly Hills on November 3, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Equality Now)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 14: Teri Hatcher and Kathy Griffin arrive at the 20th Annual Fulfillment Fund Stars Benefit Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 14, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 14: Kathy Griffin arrives at the 20th Annual Fulfillment Fund Stars Benefit Gala held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 14, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 14: Actress Kathy Griffin attends the 20th Annual Fulfillment Fund Stars Benefit Gala held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 14, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Kathy Griffin arrives at the 2014 Carousel Of Hope Ball Presented By Mercedes-Benz at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
TV personality Kathy Griffin arrives on the red carpet before the 2014 Best in Drag Show at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on October 5, 2014. The show which sees contestants from all over the US raises money for the Aid for AIDS and Alliance for Housing and Healing charities. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
TIBURON, CA - AUGUST 23: Kathy Griffin emcees the 3rd Annual Hotbed Benefit hosted by the Drever Family Foundation on August 23, 2014 in Tiburon, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images)
TIBURON, CA - AUGUST 23: Kathy Griffin emcees the 3rd Annual Hotbed Benefit hosted by the Drever Family Foundation on August 23, 2014 in Tiburon, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images)
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