Country music legend and gay icon Dolly Parton has reacted to rapper Lil Nas X’s version of her 1974 classic song, ‘Jolene’ in the most Dolly way.
Lil Nas X released the cover — recorded in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge — last week, and it had received more than 2 million views on YouTube as of Friday afternoon.
In a social media post Wednesday, Parton said she “was so excited” when someone told her that Lil Nas X had covered “Jolene.” “I had to find it and listen to it immediately … and it’s really good,” she wrote, adding, “I was surprised and I’m honored and flattered.
I hope he does good for both of us. Thank you @LilNasX.” Lil Nas X quote tweeted that with the caption, “HOLY SHIT.” On Tuesday, Lil Nas X spoke to Andy Cohen on his