Are You Watching ‘Tiger King’ on Netflix? Joe Exotic Never Sang Those Songs
Excuse me, please. I need somewhere to recover after reading this - it's just too much.
If you're not watching it yet, you've probably heard about it from your friends who are trying to describe the absurdity of it - Tiger King on Netflix.
Murder, missing persons, big cats in captivity, gay polygamists, monkeys, drugs, guns, and country music. And that's not even the half of it.
But we NEED to talk about Joe Exotic's music videos.
We worked in county radio for four years and as soon as I heard his songs, I said, "He's eccentric, but he actually has a great singing voice."
That was, of course, until I found out that JOE EXOTIC IS ABSOLUTELY NOT REALLY SINGING ANY OF THOSE SONGS.
Yep. A Vanity Fair article has revealed the identity of the voices behind Joe's music videos - it's musicians Vince Johnson and Danny Clinton.
They claimed that they wrote the songs and sang them for Joe, unaware that he would try to pass them off as his own. They did it in exchange for exposure on his reality show, which never ended up making it to TV.
Johnson said, "I had no idea he was going to Milli Vanilli the songs."
"And there he was, lip-syncing and acting like the ghost of Elvis. I called him up, I was hot…and he bamboozled me about his reality show."
It's safe to say that I *clap* AM *clap* SHOOK *clap*. Watch this over the weekend if you haven't already.