Blake Shelton has shrugged off criticism of his new music Minimal Wage, insisting haters are merely attempting to “decide a battle”.
The Boys ‘Spherical Right here singer got here underneath assault after debuting the tune throughout a TV efficiency on New Yr’s Eve, revealing he’d penned the observe about his romance with fiancee Gwen Stefani.
Nevertheless, among the lyrics within the refrain did not sit properly with viewers as Shelton sang, “Woman, your love could make a person really feel wealthy on minimal wage.”
Twitter trolls took intention on the musician for the usage of the “tone deaf” reference amid the Covid-19 pandemic, throughout which so many companies have been pressured to shutter, whereas hundreds of thousands of individuals have been disregarded of labor or struggling to make ends meet.
Shelton admits the backlash initially gave him pause, however after evaluating the scenario, he concluded he had nothing to apologise for.
“I simply really feel like lately, there are individuals on the market who do not need to know the reality,” he advised CMT. “They simply need to hear what they need to hear, and so they need to decide a battle.”
He added, “It doesn’t matter what your intention is, it doesn’t matter what the reality is, they need it to be one thing that they are often upset about in order that they will get on social media and attempt to seize a headline…”
Describing the that means of Minimal Wage, the loved-up singer stated: “(It is a love music about) how if occasions are tight and also you ain’t (sic) received a lot cash – so long as you’ve gotten love and also you’re completely satisfied – on the finish of the day, that is all any of us can actually hope for.
“You bought it for those who received that. That is all that issues. And if that is offensive to you, then we’ll simply must conform to disagree.”