Megyn Kelly Slams Beyoncé's 'Cowboy Carter', 'Jolene': 'She's Not A Queen'

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News commentator Megyn Kelly slammed Beyoncé's new album Cowboy Carter, particularly taking issue with the Grammy award winner's version of "Jolene."

On Wednesday (April 10), Kelly appeared on Sky News with Paul Murray where she criticized Bey's take on country music.

“She’s not a queen — people like her music, she sings some good music, that’s it. She didn’t cure cancer," Kelly said.

“Country music’s been around for a long, long time. It goes right to the heart of America, and most Americans in red states have been loving and enjoying it long before ‘Queen Bey’ decided to stick her big toe into the lane,” she continued. “She makes an album, which, of course, because she’s queen has got the thumbs-up and promotion from Michelle Obama, from Vice President Kamala Harris.”

Kelly then ripped Beyoncé's interpretation of Dolly Parton's "Jolene."

“She [Beyoncé] turned Jolene into her version of a bada– because that’s what modern-day feminism looks like,” the news host said.

Kelly's criticism comes after Parton put her stamp of approval on Cowboy Carter's "Jolene."

“Wow, I just heard Jolene. Beyoncé is giving that girl some trouble and she deserves it!” Parton wrote on Instagram.

However, Kelly believes Beyoncé missed the mark on the meaning behind "Jolene."

“The true power move is to write a song about Jolene not even worrying about this. Jolene has no worries because her man loves her and is committed to her and would never cheat on Jolene so the most beautiful woman in the world could come walking by she’s good,” Kelly said.

“Queen Bey doesn’t understand that,” she continued. “She’s gotta pretend she’s tough which only telegraphs to those of us who are paying attention that she isn’t a whole thing is bass-ackwards and I object.”

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