Apparently, country music fans do not appreciate Elle King right now after her drunken, profanity-filled rant in the middle of a tribute to our undisputed national treasure, Dolly Parton. People are so shocked that legendary music venue the Grand Ole Opry—where the tribute took place—had to issue an apology after musician after King slurred her way through a cover of Parton’s “Marry Me,” at one point announcing to the audience, “I’m fucking hammered.” per TMX.
King’s ramblings also included heckling the audience: “I’m not even gonna fucking lie, you bought tickets for this shit? You ain’t getting your money back,” and, when she forgot the lyrics, replacing them with some of her own: “I don’t know the lyrics to this thing in this fucking town. Don’t tell Dolly ‘cause it’s her birthday.”
Fans were, to say the least, disappointed with the performance, and many people felt it was disrespectful.
In response to one such disgruntled audience-member on X, the Grand Ole Opry tweeted, “we deeply regret and apologize for the language that was used during last night’s second Opry performance.”
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