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Musicians Claim That Joe Exotic Didn't Write Or Sing The Songs In Tiger King

Musicians Claim That Joe Exotic Didn't Write Or Sing The Songs In Tiger King

So, if you've been watching the hit Netflix show Tiger King, you're probably about done with hearing about how crazy it is.

However, you might be shocked to learn that there's one more revelation to come out about it - a pair of musicians have alleged that Joe Exotic didn't even write or sing his own songs.

Yes, that means that classics such as 'You Can't Believe' - supposedly written about Exotic's late friend Terry Johnson - and (who could forget) 'Here Kitty Kitty' - a song that alleges that Exotic's nemesis Carole Baskin killed her own husband - might not have come from the warped mind of Joe Exotic himself.

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So, this whole thing comes about because of claims made by musicians Vince Johnson and Danny Clinton, who are based in Washington state.

Speaking to Slate, the two claim that Exotic discovered them via an advertisement asking for someone to create a theme song for his wildlife park and reality TV show.

That - as anyone who has seen the show knows - didn't happen, because Joe Exotic's studio exploded in an incident that lead to the destruction of a load of footage and several alligators.

Seriously, if you've not seen the show, it's all like that.

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Johnson explained to Slate: "He [Exotic] seemed like a dandy."

Well, that's one way of putting it.

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However, what started out as a nice relationship quickly soured when they realised that Joe was claiming to have written and sung all of their work on his YouTube page.

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Johnson claims that Exotic came to them with ideas, such as the subject matter for the songs he wanted written, then left them to it.

With 'You Can't Believe', this meant writing a song about Terry Johnson, who Exotic alleged was murdered by the government, rather than killing himself after releasing his menagerie of wild animals loose.

Johnson said: "He told me about his friend Thompson and how he was being railroaded and he wanted a sympathetic song, so I gave him one."

However, as for the suggestions that Johnson was somehow the victim of a bizarre and unusual state plot, he added: "Hell no. I think he was a creep/nut. Those cats he let out could have killed anyone."

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Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Anyway, this is by far the least strange thing about the whole show, which really must be watched to be believed.

As for Johnson, he told TMZ that he hasn't actually seen Tiger King yet, but you'd have to imagine he might if he wants some royalties for the songs he claims he - and his partner - wrote.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Music, US Entertainment, Weird

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a LADbible journalist and Twin Peaks enthusiast. Despite having a career in football cut short by a chronic lack of talent, he managed to obtain degrees from both the University of London and Salford. According to his French teacher, at the weekends he mostly likes to play football and go to the park with his brother. Contact Tom on [email protected]