Tiger King: Sia performs Megan Thee Stallion 'Savage' parody about Joe Exotic

Sia’s video stars dancer Maddie Ziegler and stylist Tonya Brewer

Isobel Lewis
Monday 27 April 2020 09:16 BST
Tonya Brewer and Maddie Ziegler rap 'Joe Exotic' ft Sia

Sia has become the latest musician to take inspiration from Netflix’s Tiger King as she released a song about Joe Exotic.

The “Chandelier” singer took to social media on Saturday to share a parody song about the titular tiger king performed to the tune of Megan Thee Stallion’s TikTok hit “Savage”.

The one-minute rap sees Sia wearing her signature face-obscuring wigs and hats as she is joined by regular collaborator and dancer Maddie Ziegler and stylist Tonya Brewer to perform “Joe Exotic (Diva Cut)”.

The song, which opens with the lyrics: “Joe Exotic breeds tigers and lions, chaotic”, makes reference to Exotic’s “psychotic” obsession with animal rights activist and opponent Carole Baskin, his ability to “turn people gay”, and his attempt to run for governor of Oklahoma.

Sharing the video on Twitter, Sia asked fans to donate to the Humane Society, a charity working to prevent animal cruelty around the world.

The Australian singer isn’t the only artist to take inspiration from Tiger King under lockdown, with rock group The Offspring last week covering Exotic’s “Here Kitty Kitty” in a YouTube video.

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