Meek Mill & Drake Blasted By Pastors Over Sinful ‘Amen’
Meek Mill has been blasted by a Philadelphia pastor for his Drake collaboration, ‘Amen,’ as it is a sinful song.
The Maybach Music rapper thanks God for his fast-paced lifestyle including being surrounded by beautiful women and making money, while using derrogatory terms such as “ni**ga.” North Philly Reverend Jomo J. Johnson was none too pleased to hear the “blasphemous” lyrics and has called for fans to “boycott” the rapper’s music until he recognises his wrongdoing.
“I’m a hip-hop fan. But I believe there is a need to really call him out and say enough is enough,” Rev. Jomo wrote on his blog.
“He seems to really be using the church as a backdrop and a parallel for some of the sinful things that he does. As a hip-hop fan, I want to encourage every rap fan in Philadelphia who is a believer in Jesus Christ, to boycott Meek Mill until he acknowledges this blatant disrespect.”
“And being resident of North Philadelphia and pastor, I revoke Meek’s ‘hood pass’ until this happens.” Someone who doesn’t agree with Rev. Jomo’s boycott pleas, is the director of Africana studies at Lehigh University, James Peterson.
“I would rather spend my time talking with young people,” James said. “For them, Meek Mill is speaking the truth. That blurring of the sacred and profane isn’t something he invented. The reason why children love Meek Mill is because he’s real.”
“You can’t deny the authentic appeal of the song when the black church does the same thing. Jesus would hang out with Meek Mill. He would accept Meek Mill as a disciple, a person who can communicate with young people. He wouldn’t boycott him.”