Blake Shelton opened up about the backlash he receives to his song ‘Minimum Wage,’ saying that he is not apologizing for the lyrics of his latest single.
During his recent interview with CMT News, Black says, “I just feel like these days, there are people out there who don’t want to know the truth.” He continued, “They just want to hear what they want to hear. And they want to pick a fight.”
“No matter what your intention is. No matter what the truth is. They want it to be something. They can be upset about it. So that they can get on social media. And try to grab a headline.”
The “God’s Country” hitmaker, received backlash for a line in the song that says, “Girl, your love can make a man feel rich on minimum wage.”
After his debut of the single on NBC’s New Year’s Eve show, some people posted about it on Twitter, bringing light to the topic of a rich man singing a song with the title “Minimum Wage”, one person tweet, “The irony of listening to a millionaire Blake Shelton singing about ‘love on minimum wage’ at the end of 2020 might be lost on its target audience.”
The “Voice” coach told CMT that upon hearing the criticism, he first thought, “Wow, I guess I just I’ve missed something here.”
“Whatever this backlash. Is just four or five people. That probably doesn’t know anything about country music,” he said.
Shelton also revealed that “The Minimum Wage is a love song about how if times are tight and you ain’t got much money, as long as you have love and you’re happy. At the end of the day. That’s all any of us. Can really hope for.”
“You got it if you got that,” he said. “That’s all that matters. And if that’s offensive to you. Then we’ll just have to agree to disagree.”
Blake, 44, added, “I believe this song is a great message and I’m proud of it.”