If you’ve been watching the 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. That means that classics such as ‘You Can’t Believe’ – supposedly written about Exotic’s late friend Terry Johnson – and ‘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. This whole thing comes about because of claims made by musicians Vince Johnson and Danny Clinton, who are based in Washington state.
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.
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.”
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.