Willie Nelson gives sharp reply to angry fans
Willie Nelson sat down with the ladies from"The View" to discuss the recent backlash that he suffered due to his political opinion.
Nelson, one of the greatest legends of country music, appeared on the show wearing a black hoodie with 'Willie's Reserve' stamped on the back, which is his line of cannabis-related products.
During the interview, the 85-year-old said that he wasn't afraid of what his fans thought of his political beliefs because everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
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DEMOCRATIC SINCE BIRTH
Fans of the singer weren't amused when it came to his support of Democratic Texas Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke, who is currently in a shoulder-to-shoulder race with Ted Cruz.
But Nelson shared that he didn't hide anything from the public because he has been supporting Democrats his entire life.
THE RIGHT TO HIS OWN BELIEFS
During the acclaimed singer's 4th of July picnic, Nelson stepped on stage alongside O'Rourke, and he is now scheduled to appear in a free-to-the-public rally in support of the politician on September 29, in Austin, Texas.
Although Nelson has received quite a lot of backlash for supporting O'Rourke, he claimed that he didn't care one bit about what other people thought of him.
"I love flak. We’re not happy ’til they’re not happy. Everybody has an opinion. Everybody has a right to an opinion. I think I have one too.”
Willie Nelson, "The View," September 18, 2018
In order to change the subject, Nelson was asked about what he liked most about his good friend Frank Sinatra, who passed away back in 1998.
The country legend immediately said his attitude, adding that "if you like him, fine; if you didn't, that's cool." Nelson had the utmost respect for Sinatra, so much that he recently released a video of one of his covers.
"One For My Baby (And One More For The Road" was originally performed by Fred Astaire, but Sinatra took a chance with it and left a great impression on Nelson, who claimed to have learned a lot from him.