Miranda Lambert Shares Throwback Photos With Joe Exotic Of ‘Tiger King’

Miranda Lambert shared an epic set of throwback photos on Monday (April 13), revealing that she once met several of…


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April 13, 2020


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Miranda Lambert; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Miranda Lambert shared an epic set of throwback photos on Monday (April 13), revealing that she once met several of the stars of Netflix’s Tiger King.

Photos shared to the superstar’s social media accounts show Lambert posing with Joe Exotic (whose real name is Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage), his ex-husband John Finlay and former Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park staff member Kelci “Saff” Saffery.

“Here’s a little Monday memory for y’all,” Lambert wrote, adding in the hashtags  #TigerKing and #WayTooPrettyForPrison, which is a reference to her collaboration with fellow superstar Maren Morris.

After sharing the photos, Lambert followed up with a comment to add some context to the photos, revealing she had no clue who Joe Exotic was or even that he owned a zoo when they met.

“Backstory: During Hurricane Harvey, the MuttNation team went to Houston to help relocate existing shelter dogs to free up shelter space for animals separated from their owners. MuttNation asked for volunteers who could transport some dogs from Houston to shelters in Oklahoma, where there was more room and they could be treated and adopted,” she wrote. “Some guy named Joe volunteered his trailer and staff. Now I know it’s “Joe Exotic “. ?‍♀️ I’ve never been to his zoo and I didn’t even know he had tigers. OBVIOUSLY I’d never condone animals being treated badly.”

Joe Exotic is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for his part in a murder-for-hire plot. Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is streaming on Netflix now.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.