Warning: This article will contain spoilers for the Netflix series: Tiger King.

With Netflix being the only form of entertainment that we have at the moment, many of us are thankful for the timely release of their new true crime docu-series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.

The bewildering story of Joe Exotic, a gay big cat zoo owner in Oklahoma, who went bankrupt after a failed political career, was part of a conspiracy to murder the animal rights activist, Carole Baskin, and is currently serving a 22-year sentence in federal prison.

For anyone who has watched the show, you'll be more than aware that Exotic is a very eccentric person. During the seven episodes, he has three husbands (one of whom tragically kills himself), he has the most garish wardrobe known to man, has a daily reality show which he streams on his website, constantly carries around a handgun and has sung several songs.

Yes, Joe Exotic had a recording career.

Throughout the documentary, we see snippets of his songs and his surprisingly good music videos for bangers like 'Here, Kitty Kitty' and 'I Saw a Tiger'. To be honest, they aren't too bad and are probably the only redeeming feature of Exotic's character.

The songs, the lyrics and the videos are quite bizarre but oddly enjoyable... but surely they are too good to be true?

Well, you might not be shocked to learn that Exotic reportedly didn't sing these songs at all. Devastating to learn the truth isn't it?

In an interview with Slate, two musicians from Washington state, Vince Johnson and Danny Clinton, they were the ones that produced the songs for Exotic.

According to them, they responded to an advert that Exotic had shared online looking for musicians to make a song for his zoo as well as his own reality TV show, which was ultimately put on hold after Exotic's studio was blown up.

Johnson explains that Exotic would give them a subject matter for the songs, many of which they didn't agree with, including one song about his friend and fellow zoo owner Terry Johnson, who killed himself after releasing his collection of exotic animals. However, the song alleges that Johnson was murdered by the government as part of a deep state conspiracy.

Johnson said that he deeply disagreed with the direction the song went in but that's what Exotic wanted.

He told me about his friend Thompson and how he was being railroaded and he wanted a sympathetic song, so I gave him one.

He adds that he doesn't agree with the sentiment of the song and believed that there was no plot against him.

Hell no. I think he was a creep/nut. Those cats he let out could have killed anyone.

Although Exotic didn't write the or sing the songs he clearly produced the music videos, including 'Here, Kitty Kitty' which features Exotic dressed as a priest while a Carole Baskin lookalike feeds meat to tiger's from a mannequins head that is supposed to be her late husband. Baskin's husband went missing in 1997, leading Exotic to accuse her of killing him and feeding his body to the cats (she strongly denies this).

If you want to hear any of Clinton and Johnson's songs you can have a listen below and you'll notice the distinct similarities between their tunes and what Exotic passes off as his own in the series.

Just when you thought the Tiger King story couldn't get any stranger...

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