Regardless of Lil Nas X smashing data left and proper with “Outdated City Highway” and Billy Ray Cyrus, not everyone seems to be a fan.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 concerning the tune appear lower than flattering.
In “Hell Proper,” Shelton, 43, sings, “Then the lady from the small city took off the ‘Outdated City,’ placed on a bit Hank Jr.” Adkins, 57, then quips, “Thank God.”
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Nonetheless, “The Voice” choose denied, via his rep, that he was shading Lil Nas X.
“It is completely not throwing any type of shade at Lil Nas X in any respect,” Shelton’s rep instructed Selection in an announcement on Friday. “Blake says this actually has nothing to do with something in any respect besides how a lot the tune is performed. It might have been ‘Achy Breaky Coronary heart’ or every other (overplayed) tune.”
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Shelton’s rep added, “Blake talked to Billy Ray and he thought it was humorous.”
Shelton beforehand instructed Billboard of the monitor, “You may elevate hell, or you’ll be able to elevate hell proper. It’s about reducing free and having enjoyable the proper means. I spend plenty of time in Los Angeles nowadays, however after I hear songs like this on the radio, I’m instantly desirous about being again residence 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.