Geezer Butler, the long-time and legendary bassist for Black Sabbath had some choice words for Cardi B’s song “WAP”. In an interview with Kerrang Magazine, Butler had this to say.
“That’s really about the fact that whatever new music comes out, it’s viewed as the devil’s music. I remember when Elvis [Presley] came out everybody said he was Satan. And then in the ’60s and ’70s, he became America’s national treasure.
“It happens with every new wave of music. Like metal, obviously. The Christians were going mental when Sabbath came about. And then when rap came about, people were up in arms about that and certain words that rappers were using.
“I have to say, though, that Cardi B pisses me off with that ‘WAP’ song. It’s disgusting! But there you go.
“A friend of mine didn’t know what the song was about but his 10-year-old girl was singing it. I was, like, ‘What?!’ To put it on album, fair enough. But to put it out as a single? That’s a – it’s a bit much. Then again, I’m 71. A bloody old goat.”
Sabbath is busy promoting their 50th Anniversary edition of Paranoid. But at least Geezer can recognize that he’s a…. geezer. You can check out the 50th anniversary edition here!
I personally have no problem with “WAP”, if you like the song, go listen to it. Myself? I’ll stick with Black Sabbath.
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