"It's absolutely not throwing any kind of shade at Lil Nas X at all," a spokesperson for Shelton told Varietyon Friday. "Blake says this literally has nothing to do with anything at all except how much the song is played. It could have been 'Achy Breaky Heart' or any other (overplayed) song."
The spokesperson added, "Blake talked to Billy Ray and he thought it was funny."
Meanwhile, Lil Nas took notice of the magazine's article and in a since-deleted tweet jokingly said, "It don't slap like old town road tho."
Lil Nas X has been having the summer of a lifetime. "Old Town Road" recently became the longest-running No. 1 song in history, occupying the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for 19 weeks and counting.
"boom here we go! It’s on @blakeshelton @kellyclarkson @johnlegend! @nbcthevoice premieres September 23 gx #lovethisshow #teamgwen #thevoice," she captioned the promo, which shows the 49-year-old bonding with Clarkson and her fellow stars.