Regardless of Lil Nas X smashing data left and proper with “Previous City Street” and Billy Ray Cyrus, not everyone seems to be a fan.
Blake Shelton and Hint Adkins’ collaboration, “Hell Proper,” references the county-rap hit, and their sentiments in regards to the track appear lower than flattering.
In “Hell Proper,” Shelton, 43, sings, “Then the woman from the small city took off the ‘Previous City,’ placed on a bit of Hank Jr.” Adkins, 57, then quips, “Thank God.”
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Nonetheless, “The Voice” decide denied, via his rep, that he was shading Lil Nas X.
“It is completely not throwing any sort of shade at Lil Nas X in any respect,” Shelton’s rep advised Selection in a press release on Friday. “Blake says this actually has nothing to do with something in any respect besides how a lot the track is performed. It might have been ‘Achy Breaky Coronary heart’ or some other (overplayed) track.”
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Shelton’s rep added, “Blake talked to Billy Ray and he thought it was humorous.”
Shelton beforehand advised Billboard of the observe, “You possibly can increase hell, or you’ll be able to increase hell proper. It’s about chopping free and having enjoyable the best method. I spend quite a lot of time in Los Angeles nowadays, however once I hear songs like this on the radio, I’m instantly occupied with being again dwelling and what I’d be doing if I used to be there. The primary time I heard ‘God’s Nation’ I used to be on my ranch in Oklahoma. As a man who really lives this way of life, ‘Hell Proper’ hits me within the soul now simply as a lot as ‘God’s Nation’ did then.”
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Neither Shelton nor Adkins really wrote the lyric. The barnburner was penned by David Garcia, Brett Tyler and Michael Hardy.