November 16, 2016


Lady Gaga Collaborator Father John Misty Whines After His Song Is Covered on 'The Voice'

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Brian Rasic/WireImage

After a 2016 that saw him contributing to both Lady Gaga and Beyoncé's new albums, Father John Misty apparently wasn't happy that his music was getting some mainstream attention after one of the folk-rock singer's songs was covered on The Voice.

On the Nov. 14 episode, Top 12 finalist Aaron Gibson performed "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings" off Father John Misty's 2012 album Fear Fun. The performance landed the 25-year-old contestant in the Bottom Two, but he was saved by Twitter votes. Still, that didn't save the Team Miley performer from a few sassy comments from FJM on Facebook:

Mr. Misty deleted the above comment (that was still seen by fans via screenshot) but followed up with a few more comments on his Facebook page, saying, "I am happy for anyone to sing any of my songs and it is more important now than ever that we not be apathetic about who we vote for on game shows" and adding, "Please take the time to get to know people who support contestants that you don't relate to. It may be frustrating but we must have faith in the innate decency of all people who enjoy The Voice."

If anyone needs a translation: Sorry not sorry... (even if Gibson is getting him additional royalties for using the song, currently in the Top 20 of iTunes' Top Alternative Songs chart on iTunes). Watch the performance below:

Watch Father John Misty's regular antics on the BRIT Awards carpet earlier this year: