Village People Founder Rips Grammys, Rejects Hall of Fame Induction

Exclusive Village People founder Victor Willis is teeing off on the Grammys, saying it disrespects recording artists and has a Hall of Fame so lame … the group’s rejecting the recent induction of its biggest hit. Willis tells TMZ … his legendary disco group told Grammy Interim President Harvey Mason that it’s declining induction into […]

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Village People, Laura Branigan Mgr. Disavow Trump’s Use of ‘YMCA,’ ‘Gloria’

Play video content Exclusive Details White House 2:43 PM PT — Laura Branigan‘s legacy manager is piling on with her own criticism of Trump using LB’s iconic song “Gloria” during his farewell ceremony … and this ain’t the first time she’s had to do it. Kathy Golik — manager of Laura’s legacy management company, Other […]

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Village People Founder Says ‘Y.M.C.A.’ is the Song of Both Parties Post-Election

Play video content Exclusive TMZ.com You might’ve heard “Y.M.C.A.” being played A LOT lately from both Dems and Republicans — a testament that it’s still got pull on both sides of the aisle … according to the guy who wrote it. Village People founder Victor Willis — the cop in the group — tells TMZ […]

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Village People Founder Allows Trump to Use ‘Y.M.C.A.’ to Block Potential Lawsuit

Exclusive President Trump should have one less thing to worry about — the cop from the Village People’s giving him the thumbs up to use “Y.M.C.A.” … in hopes POTUS won’t get sued for it. Victor Willis — the founding member and lead singer of VP — says the potential lawsuit brewing over the unauthorized […]

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