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Nats’ DJ Says Decision to Cut "Bustin’ Loose" Was Not His Call

"I've already voiced my objections," he says.

If you’re still steamed about the Washington Nationals’ move to replace Chuck Brown‘s classic “Bustin’ Loose” with the Jessie JAriana GrandeNicki Minaj collaboration “Bang Bang” as their home-run celebration song—and judging by the 619 people who have now signed an online petition against it, you are—there’s at least one team employee claiming innocence: the stadium’s in-game DJ.

Zechariah Wise, an Alexandria record producer who moonlights as the team’s music man, has taken a bit of heat on Twitter over the home-run-song swap. But he says he doesn’t deserve the blame:

And in case Wise’s denial isn’t enough, a tweet he posted Monday night after Washingtonian first reported the absence of “Bustin’ Loose” could offer a cryptic hint:

Wise did not return a phone message or email about his tweets.