BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler isn’t much of a fan of rapper Cardi B and her latest hit single ‘WAP’.
“WAP” debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in August and is generally viewed as either an empowering anthem for feminism or as a gratuitously offensive track celebrating the natural lubrication of…you know how it goes.
Butler recently spoke to U.K.’s Kerrang! magazine where his opinion of the filthy song came up whilst he was discussing “Unspeakable Elvis”, a song from his 1997 solo album “Black Science”, which was reissued in October.
“That’s really about the fact that whatever new music comes out, it’s viewed as the devil’s music,” the bassist said about the “Unspeakable Elvis” lyrics. “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.”
He continued: “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.”