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The Village People Will Sue You for Saying 'YMCA' Is About Gay Sex

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The heterosexual frontman for the Village People wants you to know the iconic song "YMCA" is not about illicit gay sex, warning he’s going to sue anyone who suggests otherwise. Victor Willis, better known as the sexy cop with one heck of a nightstick, laid down the law about the meaning of the lyrics he wrote, and he’s claiming it had nothing to do with hot guys hooking up at the local Young Men’s Christian Association.

I will sue the next media organization, or anyone else, that falsely suggests Y.M.C.A. is somehow about illicit gay sex,” Willis warned via Facebook, later adding “Get your mind out of the gutter, please!”

Willis posted he “wrote 100% of the lyrics to Y.M.C.A.” and declared “I ought to know what my song is about.” In 2017 the singer and songwriter told News.com the song was actually about his youth and the time spent hanging with friends in his urban neighborhood.

“’You can hang out with all the boys’ was a term about me and my friends playing basketball at The Y,” he explained, although he says he wrote the song to apply to anyone’s lifestyle.

Willis helped write over 30 of the songs performed by the group, including smash hits like "Macho Man," and "In The Navy."

"YMCA" has become an unofficial anthem for many within the LGBTQ+ community since it was first released in 1978, and it has crossed over to wider audiences in recent years. Most notably, President Donald Trump has been using the song along with another Village People classic, "Macho Man," at his campaign rallies. While other members of the group and their immense fan base are unhappy with the president’s use of the songs, Willis pointed out the president’s actions were entirely legal. According to an earlier statement in Bloomberg, he did have one request of Trump.

I’m not going to have my lawyers sue the president,” Willis stated. “But he should at least do the ‘YMCA’ dance while he’s at it.

Sadly for Village People fans everywhere, the president apparently heard Willis’s request.

Though Willis is upset about people thinking his lyrics are about gay sex, he has absolutely no problem with the song becoming something more to the LGBTQ+ community.

“I’m happy the gay community adopted it as their anthem, I have no qualms with that,” he said in the statement.

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