Country Legend Dolly Parton Talks Possibly Recording A Collab With Cardi B

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee calls the rap star an “original.”

Will music fans get to hear a female version of a Hip Hop/Country crossover like Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus? If it is up to Dolly Parton, that scenario could come to fruition.

E! News caught up with multi-time Academy of Country Music Award winner Dolly Parton prior to the “Jolene” hitmaker’s hosting gig at the 2022 ACM Awards. Francesca Amiker spoke to Parton about working with “WAP” rapper Cardi B in some way.

“She’s a character. She’s an original,” stated Dolly Parton about the Bronx-raised entertainer. Amiker then asked Parton about possibly recording a song with Cardi. The 76-year-old music industry legend responded, “I might if she’s willing.”

Throughout her music career, Cardi B collaborated with numerous other acts. Her discography contains singles with Migos, Nicki Minaj, 21 Savage, Megan Thee Stallion, Normani, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Jennifer Lopez, and Ed Sheeran.

Dolly Parton is best known for albums such as Joshua, Coat of Many Colors, Here You Come Again, 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs, The Grass Is Blue, Little Sparrow, and Blue Smoke. The Tennessee native also starred in films like 9 to 5 and Steel Magnolias.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominated Dolly Parton for the 2022 Class. Other nominees include Beck, Eminem, Fela Kuti, Rage Against the Machine, Lionel Richie, A Tribe Called Quest, and Dionne Warwick.