Blake Shelton found himself in some hot water after what was called a “tone deaf” performance of new song “Minimum Wage” on New Year’s Eve.
Long story short: Folks on Twitter got made that Blake was romanticizing making minimum wage during a pandemic when millions have lost their jobs. Not to mention Blake himself definitely makes A LOT more than minimum wage.
If you haven’t heard it yet, here’s the chorus:
“You can make a six pack on the carpet
Taste like a million dollar bill
You can make a one bed room apartment
Feel like a house up on the hill
You can make my truck out in the driveway
Roll like a cleaned up Cadillac
Girl, lookin’ at you lookin’ at me that way
Can make a man feel rich on minimum wage.”
And while appealing to the common man has always been a part of country music (one of the more popular counter-arguments to the backlash), Blake now has Ronnie Dunn in his corner.
Ronnie shared this rant on social media earlier today, reminding folks that a lot of these singers busted their asses to get where they are today.