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Blake Shelton Calls 'Minimum Wage' Backlash 'Ridiculous'

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In a new interview, Blake Shelton described the backlash over his new single "Minimum Wage" as "ridiculous."

His debut of the single on NBC's New Year's Eve show evoked a mixed response, including criticism.

It was the line "Girl, your love can make a man feel rich on minimum wage," that provoked the critics on social media.

"We're at a point now where it doesn't even deserve a response. That's why I didn't come out initially and say anything, because they're not entitled to a response from me. This is absolutely ridiculous," Shelton said in a new interview with CMT.

In his opinion, "It's literally a love song about how if times are tight and you ain't got much money—as long as you have love and you're happy—at the end of the day, that's all any of us can really hope for."

"Whatever this backlash is is just four or five people that probably don't know anything about country music," was Shelton's response.

The country music star said he believes this song is a great message and that he is proud of it.

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