Miranda Lambert was not messing around during her performance at the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday. During a fiery rendition of “Little Red Wagon,” Lambert changed the lyrics to the song and seemingly shaded her ex-husband Blake Shelton—right to his face.
Shelton was sitting in the audience with his girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, when Lambert took the line, "I live in Oklahoma,” and reworded it to “I got the hell out of Oklahoma.” Many took it as a reference to when she lived in Oklahoma with Shelton, whom she was married to for four years before their highly publicized divorce in 2015.
There was no reaction shot from Shelton after Lambert sang the line, but Twitter had a field day with the performance regardless. "Miranda Lambert throwing shade at BS is why she will ALWAYS be the queen," one person tweeted. Others, however, were not so enthused by Lambert's supposed dig. "Can we all just agree that @mirandalambert is petty and childish? Oklahoma doesn’t miss you honey," someone else wrote on social media.
Still, despite what some people took her performance to mean, Lambert didn't seem too concerned about Shelton earlier in the evening. The ACM awards actually marked her first appearance with her new husband, Brendan McLoughlin, whom she brought on the red carpet with her. The two of them married in an under-the-radar wedding ceremony in February. Lambert revealed that she'd gotten hitched in an Instagram post on Valentine's Day.
“In honor of Valentine’s Day I wanted to share some news. I met the love of my life. And we got hitched!” Lambert wrote. “My heart is full. Thank you Brendan McLoughlin for loving me for.... me,”
Spoken like a woman who isn't missing Oklahoma.