Motley Crue React To Accusations Of Misogyny With Strippers

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Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx discussed the band’s new song “The Dirt (Est. 1981)” in a new Billboard interview.

Machine Gun Kelly sings in a guest spot on the song, “More pretty strippers with the big red lips. Making big tips, showing off the nice big tits, ha.”

Sixx explained the lyrics, which critics may view as sexist or misogynistic, as being reflective of the 80’s rather than 2019.

“I think if we were to write a song about 2019, those lyrics wouldn’t be applicable because we’ve always written about what’s going on in our lives and what we’re observing. Now, we wouldn’t pull our punches and would have a more potent opinion on what’s happening socially or individually. In this case, we got to go back and explore what the band was like at the time, and lyrically, we didn’t really think, ‘Well, this is not popular right now. People don’t like this kind of stuff.’ What I’ve enjoyed is so many, especially females, that I’ve played it to, all have gone, ‘Thank God. Fuckin’ rock n’ roll.’ And it makes me really happy. I think there’s a little part of everybody that misses a little of that.”

Watch the new Motley Crue video below.