Dolly Parton responds to Beyoncé’s cowl of ‘Jolene’ on ‘Cowboy Carter’


Dolly Parton has responded to Beyoncé‘s cowl of ‘Jolene’ on Queen Bey’s new album ‘Cowboy Carter’.

The star dropped her new LP earlier right this moment (March 29), which was reported to incorporate a canopy of Parton’s iconic hit. Nevertheless, followers have found Beyoncé has really rewritten ‘Jolene’ and its lyrics to handle Jay-Z dishonest on her.

‘Jolene’ now refers to somebody attempting to “come between a household and a cheerful man”, with Beyoncé singing within the refrain: “Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene / I’m warnin’ you, don’t come for my man / Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene / Don’t take the prospect since you assume you’ll be able to”.

Beyoncé’s ‘Jolene’ cowl additionally sees her reaffirm her love together with her husband, with whom she tied the knot in 2008, after having dated since roughly 2002: “We’ve been deep in love for twenty years / I raised that man, I raised his children / I do know my man higher than he is aware of himself,” she sings.

Within the unique track, Parton mentioned she “can’t compete” with ‘Jolene’. However this time spherical, Beyoncé has a extra empowering notion of herself: “Jolene, I do know I’m a queen, Jolene / I’m nonetheless a Creole banjee bitch from Louisianne (Don’t attempt me)”.

Now Parton has taken to her Instagram to present her verdict on the quilt writing: “Wow, I simply heard Jolene. Beyoncé is giving that woman some hassle and he or she deserves it! Love, Dolly P.”

It comes after she beforehand gave Beyoncé’s nation pivot her blessing, saying: “I’m a giant fan of Beyoncé and really excited that she’s performed a rustic album.” Forward of Queen Bey’s model, Parton additionally requested followers to stream her unique observe.

With ‘Cowboy Carter’ now launched, followers have been reacting to the brand new cowl of The Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’ and Beyoncé’s re-interpretation of Parton’s ‘Jolene’.

Elsewhere, Azealia Banks gave her verdict on the album after she beforehand criticised Queen Bey’s new musical path, which she described as “white ladies cosplay”, whereas additionally stating that she feels the singer is “setting herself as much as be ridiculed”.

After remarking that she would have “jumped out of my seat” if there had been a KT Tunstall function on the report, the singer-songwriter jokingly responded: “To be truthful, I’d have 100% acquired off the sofa.”


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