Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

She entered the stage excited. She couldn’t sing. Elle King comments on the scandal

Let us remind you that the scandal surrounding the singer Elle King broke out in the second half of January 2024 during a special birthday concert in honor of the country music icon Dolly Parton.

During the performance, the singer directly admitted that she was “ripped up”. During the event, according to witnesses, she had trouble speaking clearly, addressed the audience vulgarly and forgot the words to the song. She also added that she was in such a state that she didn’t know if she would be able to sing even her own songs.

During the concert, the audience booed the star when she started making mistakes during her performance “Marry Me” from Dolly’s album “Little Sparrow”. The singer only replied that she didn’t care about the audience’s complaints. She also said that “they wasted their money and no one will give it back to them.”

A recording of embarrassed fans appeared on the Internet. “Elle King she ruined the party for Dolly Parton with her drunken performance”, “She ruined all the fun”, “Elle was drunk again. This time at a concert at the Opry. The audience was disgusted,” we read.

The event organizers also apologized for the incident on stage. “We apologize for the language that was used during the last concert,” we read.

Two months after the incident, Elle King finally decided to comment on her behavior during Dolly Parton’s birthday concert.

“Oh no! I showed that I’m only human,” she began her short message to followers. “To everyone who showed me support because I am only human and I have already talked about this matter with Dolly, I love you. And to those who wrote to me to kill myself, I love you too,” she said.

Let us add that less than a month after the event, the behavior Elle King she commented Dolly Parton. However, the singer did not intend to scold her younger friend.

In an interview with “Extra”, the singer revealed what she thought about the whole situation. “Elle is a great artist. She’s a great girl. And she’s been going through a lot of difficult things in her life lately. And then she drank a little too much. So we should forgive her and then forget her, because from what I know, Elle feels about it everything worse than anyone else,” Parton said.

Let us recall that shortly after the incident, Dolly’s sister commented on the matter – Stella Parton. She drew attention to the double standards that emerged during this scandal. “I will say, however, that this is not the first redneck to stand on the Opry stage, but I have the impression that it is not fair to guys that it was a girl who behaved like this. Double standards… So the Opry apologizes. Ridiculous,” she wrote.

Elle King is an American singer, composer, lyricist and actress. He is a star of the country scene, combining this genre with rock. The hit song brought her the greatest fame “Ex’s & Oh’s”which has been viewed over 183 million times on YouTube.

Together with Miranda Lambert, she recorded the song “Drunk” (41 million plays on YT), and her hits also include the following numbers: “If I Was a Cowboy”, “Good Girls” and “America’s Sweetheart”.