Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler has called Cardi B‘s “WAP,” featuring Megan Thee Stallion, “disgusting.”
“I have to say, though, that Cardi B pisses me off with that ‘WAP’ song. It’s disgusting!” Butler said in an interview with Kerrang!
“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 bit much,” he continued. “Then again, I’m 71. A bloody old goat!”
Butler expressed his personal disapproval of the song while discussing “Unspeakable Elvis,” a track from his 1997 solo album Black Science, which was reissued last month.
“That’s really about the fact that whatever new music comes out, it’s viewed as the devil’s music. I remember when Elvis came out everybody said he was Satan. And then in the ’60s and ’70s he became America’s national treasure,” Butler said.
“It happens with every new wave of music. Like metal, obviously. The Christians were going mental when Sabbath came about,” he added. “And then when rap came about, people were up in arms about that and certain words that rappers were using.”
“WAP” has become one of the biggest hits of 2020 since it dropped in August. The song debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart and also recorded the biggest-ever first-week streaming figures for a single track in the U.S.
The song received widespread critical acclaim for its sex-positive message, while some conservative commentators criticized its explicit nature.
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