Elle King has country music fans riled up and not in a good way. The musician recently appeared at a Grand Ole Opry production to celebrate Dolly Parton’s birthday. Parton recently celebrated her 78th birthday. The concert celebrated her legacy and achievements in country music. However, the “Ex’s & Oh’s” singer appeared to be drunk.
One TikTok user captured the interaction between King and the crowd. The singer jokingly claimed, “You ain’t getting your money back.” King had a noticeable slur and appeared hostile with the concertgoers.
She continued, “I’ll tell you one thing more. Hi, my name is Elle King, I’m f–king hammered.” King appeared to go on a slurred ramble before preparing to play another song.
She said, “I’ll tell you one thing, I can barely play another person’s song let me see if I can play you one of mine.”
According to Fox News, King butchered the lyrics to Parton’s song, “Marry Me.” In response, she said, “I don’t give a s—t.”
Country Fans Blast Elle King for Dolly Parton Concert
In response to the videos, several fans went on social media to express their disappointment over the singer. One King fan wrote in the comments of the video, “I love Elle King but this is NOT it.” Another commented, “She showed real disrespect to not only Dolly but the Ryman as well. It seems she stays drunk a lot.”
Another wrote, “I don’t know who Elle King is but to stand up there and disrespect Dolly I don’t wanna know her.”
On social media, The Grand Ole Opry apologized to one fan after they posted a scathing review of King and the concert. In response to the news Lauren Alaina wouldn’t be performing, they commented on X, “I wish she would’ve been there because Elle King ruined the night with her horrible, drunk, and profane performance. Dolly Parton would’ve been mortified. For our first time at The Opry, it was a shame we all had to witness that.”
In response, the Grand Ole Opry commented, “We deeply regret and apologize for the language that was used during last night’s second Opry performance.”
The individual continued after the Opry’s response, adding, “It was such a disappointment to spend $300 on tickets for a show where one of the artists ruined an entire night. I mean it’s The Opry, the greatest country venue in the world.”