Dolly Parton Does Hip-Hop at Recent Show in Los Angeles
Watch out, Colt Ford. Jason Aldean, beware! There's a new hip-hop mistress shaking up country music. Dolly Parton recently showed fans in Los Angeles that hanging around Queen Latifah has armed her with an extra set of skills, or "skillz" as the new Dolly Parton would no doubt say.
"She's the queen of her own hood, but I'm the queen of Dollywood," Parton raps after talking about Queen Latifah in the video below. Both women star in the film 'Joyful Noise,' about a choir group trying to win a national competition against all odds. Parton and Latifah's characters have very different ideas about how the group should go about doing that. According to IMDB, the comedy will be released in January 2012.
"I don't hip and I don't hop / I'd black both eyes with this big top / I know the Queen has got 'em too / But she don't work 'em like I do." The crowd goes wild in response to Parton's improvisational rapping, which actually sounds more like choppy talking over a beat. In the end it seems Ford and Aldean won't have much competition from the country legend. "Who do I have to shoot to get out of this song?" she wonders aloud.
"You know country mixed with rap is crap?" It's unlikely she's trying to put down anyone with this quip. The fun-loving and open-minded Parton has always embraced new ideas in country music. Perhaps she's only admitting that the genre mix is not quite for her.
Parton is touring in support of her new album 'Better Day,' available in stores and online now. She'll perform in Chicago and Wallingford, Conn. this weekend.
Watch Dolly Parton Rap at a Show in Los Angeles