Blake Shelton defended her recent song “Minimum Wage” after receiving a reaction to some of her lyrics.
Some people online have called the song “deaf,” because Shelton sings about living on a minimum wage when he’s been away for years.
“I just feel like these days, there are people who don’t want to know the truth,” the 44-year-old country told CMT. “They just want to hear what they want to hear, and they want to choose a battle.”
“No matter what your intention is, no matter what the truth is, they want it to be something they can be upset about so they can get on social media and try to get a headline,”
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The Voice coach called “Minimum Wage” a “love song” and described how to speak when times are tough “as long as you have love and are happy – at the end of the day that’s all we can really hope for. . “
He said that love is “everything that matters” and “if it’s offensive to you, then we’ll just have to agree to disagree.”
Instead, Shelton criticized “only four or five people who probably know nothing about country music.”
Shelton performed the song during NBC’s New Year’s Eve TV show. “Girl, your love can make a man feel rich on the minimum wage,” he sings.
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“The irony of listening to millionaire Blake Shelton, who sings about ‘minimum wage love’ in late 2020, may be lost to the target audience,” one user wrote.
“I love his music, but the minimum wage time is not great. With so many people losing their jobs and struggling, the song feels a little deaf. I’d like to hear songs that are more personal. My own stuff because he’s an amazing songwriter, “said another.
Someone else agreed, writing, “Does anyone else find Blake Shelton’s song ‘Minimum Wage’ incredibly deaf to the current state of our country?”
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Shelton said his fiancée Gwen Stefani helped her brother Todd direct his video.
The singer’s new song is related to his love for the 51-year-old singer “Hollaback Girl” and contains lyrics in a chorus that upset many people who saw the show.
Tyler McCarthy of Fox News contributed to this report.