If you somehow missed it, the new Cardi B track "WAP" featuring Megan Thee Stallion was released in August and has already gone Platinum in the United States. The track also broke the record for the biggest 24-hour debut for an all-female collaboration on YouTube and was the first No. 1 single on the new Billboard Global 200 chart.
Despite the accolades, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler isn't a fan. Or as Butler puts it in an interview with Kerrang! "I'm 71. A bloody old goat." To be fair, Butler doesn't outright say he doesn't like the song and even compares it to how the older generation felt when Elvis was making music.
"That's really about the fact that whatever new music comes out, it's viewed as the devil's music," he said. "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."
"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."
Listen to "WAP" below and decide for yourself.
[Geezer Butler photo by Stefan Brending]