Jennifer Nettles says her 'equal play' CMAs ensemble fulfilled her intentions: 'It was the conversation starter — and continues to be'

Jennifer Nettles knew exactly what she was doing when she stepped onto the red carpet at the Country Music Association Awards calling for “equal play.” Her Christian Siriano-designed outfit, in collaboration with NYC street artist Alice Mizrachi, was the talk of social media during the show, especially the inside of her cape, which read, “Play our f***in records please and thank you.” “I think there was a collective gasp,” Nettles tells Yahoo Entertainment. “I absolutely felt it. And I thought: Great. I believe this is going to do what i want it to do, which is continue this conversation. Sure enough, the whole rest of the carpet ... it was the conversation starter — and continues to be.”