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Count Geezer Butler among those who are none too pleased with the Cardi B/Megan Thee Stallion hit “WAP.”

In a new interview with Kerrang!, Butler touched on how every decade sees some sort of musical outrage.

“That’s really about the fact that whatever new music comes out, it’s viewed as the devil’s music,” said Butler. “I remember when Elvis 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.”

Butler continued, “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 bit much. Then again, I’m 71. A bloody old goat!”

Credit to Butler for acknowledging his age, but I sure would like to know how the aforementioned parent with the 10-year-old daughter didn’t know what “WAP” was about. The track was seemingly everywhere. You could practically trip over it like it was a bucket and a mop.

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.