Blake Shelton, who is a coach at the show “The Voice” released his new single called Minimum Wages at the end of 2020. The singer is now facing backlash for the distasteful lyrics while the country is still struggling amid the pandemic.
Blake debuted on NBC’s New Year celebrations special along with Carson Day to welcome 2021. The country singer told the host and the viewers that his fiancée, Gwen Stefani had helped him with the productions of the song.
The lyrics that enraged the public
The artist’s new song talks about his love for a 51-year-old Hollaback Girl singer and has lyrics that have upset many Americans already. The song has the line “Girl, your love can make a man feel rich on minimum wage.” This particular line has caused netizens to publicly shame the song and the lyrics.
With the coronavirus pandemic still raging, many families have been rendered jobless, businesses had to shut down putting countless citizens out of work. People took to Twitter to call out Blake for being tone-deaf given the current climate.
Many people have called the song ironic because a multi-millionaire singing about minimum wage does not make sense. Fans of Blake have also criticized his work stating that the timing of the song was insensitive and they want to hear personal songs because he has the potential to do better. Many people are demanding a public apology for his lyrics. But the singer has yet not made any comments on the current situation.
Shelton dedicates the song to his fiancée Gwen
The song is dedicated to Gwen. Shelton and Stefani both met while working on the TV show “The Voice”. They started dating in 2015 and got engaged in October 2020.