Lainey Wilson Says Her Viral Butt Has Been “A Little Weird,” But She’s Taking The Dolly Parton Approach: “She Flaunts It”

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Alysse Gafkjen

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again…

If ya got it, flaunt it.

And in this case, I’m talking about the one and only Miss Lainey Wilson, whose mega viral butt has been all over the internet the last couple months.

It first started with the video below, which features an absolutely perfect angle of her butt looking fantastic in a pair of leopard print bell bottoms:

And it’s spread like wildfire from there, with guys fawning over her and girls wishing they were so blessed in that area.

She’s taken it all in stride, poking fun at herself throughout tidal wave of attention, saying more than once that if it will ultimately point people to her music, she doesn’t care one bit.

In a recent interview with radio station KMLE, she hilariously told them that she doesn’t exactly know why people are just figuring out she has a great butt (my words, not hers), hilariously adding that it’s been back there for quite a while:

“Well, so before everybody like all of a sudden found out about my fat butt, years ago, like five years ago, somebody had actually started a Twitter account, so they beat everybody to it.

It was called ‘AssLainey.’ I’m like, I don’t know how y’all just realized I got a fat butt, I mean I can’t see it, it’s been back there a while…

I’m not shocked, if you literally get on TikTok and type in Lainey Wilson, the thing that pops up is ‘Lainey Wilson dumpy truck.'”

Most interestingly, she added that, while it was a bit strange to be “sexualized” by thousands of people on the internet that she’s never met before, she’s taking the Dolly Parton approach to it all… meaning, she’s gonna be “proud of it” and flaunt it:

“And I’m like, at the end of the day, if that’s what brought people to my music and they stuck around because of it, then to hell with it.

It’s a little weird in the beginning, being sexualized, but also I’m like, I have worked my fingers to the bone, I’ve been in Nashville for 12 years, and I’m  not gonna let it slow me down.

At the end of the day, we were talking about Dolly. I mean, she flaunts it. She’s proud of it.”

Amen to that, Lainey… you really can’t argue there.

And while I do understand that it’s probably flattering, yet simultaneously really weird, to have people looking at you in that way, it’s refreshing to see her turn around and use it as a positive, similar to that of her musical hero Dolly Parton and two of her most famous assets:

@kmlecountry1079 No more accounts about @laineywilsonmusic ‘s butt please! 🤣 #countrymusic #countryartist #podcast #wmphoenixopen ♬ Heart Like A Truck – Lainey Wilson

Lainey is currently out on the road for her Bell Bottom Country tour, and she’s actually a regular character on the hit series Yellowstone now too playing Abby, and she put out a great record in the aforementioned Bell Bottom Country last year as well.

Needless to say, she’s one of the most exciting names in Music City right now, and I couldn’t be more excited to see where her career goes next.

A couple weeks ago, Lainey became the only artist with multiple songs charting in the Top 10 at country radio right now, making her the first female artist in over a decade to do so with “Heart Like A Truck” and “wait in the truck” with Hardy.

“Heart Like A Truck”

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