Williams additionally carried out on the March “Love Rising” profit, and voiced her assist for trans and gender-nonconforming of us whereas additionally expressing her disappointment within the state of Tennessee.
“I think about if you happen to’re a drag performer on this city — expert, proficient, inventive, superb — I am unable to assist however suppose that each one of them get up some mornings and are like, ‘Why the fuck did I shave my legs for this?’ You recognize? So here is a Deana Carter track,” she mentioned within the preamble to a canopy of Deana Carter’s “Did I Shave My Legs For This?”
She additionally opened up about her difficult relationship to her house state and her love for Nashville. “Once I moved right here to Tennessee, it was 10 days earlier than I turned 13,” she mentioned, per Selection. “My mother and I fled a fairly traumatic scenario in my hometown in Mississippi, and Tennessee and Franklin in 2001 have been a refuge for us. It genuinely saved my mother’s life. It modified the course of my life,” she mentioned. “. . .I’ve a lot to say about Nashville proper now that may not be so constructive. However to start out, I wished to play this track. There are good folks right here which might be attempting to proceed to make this a very good place to stay. You might be them. . .I do not wish to be a preacher, however I wished to say first off that the inventive neighborhood, the artists, the those that I’ve met right here, lots of who’re a part of the LGBTQ neighborhood, have modified my life and made me a greater individual.”
She later went on to deal with Tennessee’s new anti-drag laws. “What they’re doing with this anti-drag invoice, and the way actually it truly can also be only a distraction from all these different horrible issues that they are attempting to move right here, it seems like we’re in a relationship with our metropolis and our state that is all-give, no-get,” she mentioned.