Writing on Saturday morning (January 14), the grime star broke down the story of ‘Jolene’ taking Parton’s man with some hilarious anecdotes.
“Nah Dolly Parton was spitting some real real pain on Jolene” he began. “And Jolene sounds like she’s the baddest b to ever walk this planet.”
“She is BEGGING Jolene to not take her man you know,” he continued. “Kinda sad actually, wish Dolly had more self-love and confidence or the strength to just leave my man cah it ain’t really jolene’s fault.”
He added, “but then again Jolene knows exactly what she’s doing the lil jezzy,” before writing, “Omg so she pulled up on Jolene and fucked her up this is a plot twist” in reply to a video a follower had sent Stormzy which sees Parton explaining the back story of the iconic song. You can see the tweets below.
Last week (January 11), Jorja Smith and Stormzy’s collaborative track ‘Let Me Down’ premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show.
Smith also told the radio DJ how the collaboration came about. “I was in the studio with Ed [Thomas], and he was playing the chords on the piano, and I was singing, and Stormzy kind of drifted in and out – that’s kind of what he does on the verse,” she said. “He literally floated onto the track and I feel like that’s how it sounds as well.”
In a press release, Smith, who has been named the Brits Critics Choice Award winner for 2018, added: “‘Let Me Down’ is about meaning very little to someone, but being okay with that, even though it hurts.”