Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill’s song, ‘Amen’, featuring Drake & Jeremih, off of his latest Dream Chasers 2 mixtape, joins the list of songs using the church and Christian terms to describe lewd acts.
Author of the controversial book titled “Call Tyrone: Why Black Women Should Remain Single Or…” and pastor of Philly Open Air Church, Jomo K. Johnson, says he is “saddened” by the song.
He continues by saying, “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,” Johnson says. “And being resident of North Philadelphia and Pastor, I revoke Meek’s ‘hood pass’ until this happens.
Meek Mill, real name, Robert Williams, grew up a few blocks from where Johnson’s church resides and on his blog, pastor Johnson, goes on to say that ‘Amen’, is a “great disrespect for Philadelphia’s Christian community.”
I find that when Christians make a stand against blatant disrespect for their faith, they are usually standing with a very small group, barely making a ripple in the water.
On the other hand, when the gay rights organization, GLAAD, is presented with something they deem disrespectful to the gay community, we hear it loudly. They show up with numbers and the organization will make sure they are heard, hitting the artist where it counts, in the pocket.
Now there’s a lot of bad bitches in the building (Amen)
A couple real niggas in the building (Amen)
I’m finna kill niggas in the building (Amen)
I tell the waiter fifty bottles and she tell me say when
And I say church (Preach)
We make it light up like a church (Preach)
She wanna f**k and I say church (Preach)
Do Liv on Sunday like a church (Preach)
“Church” is a statement used to express that you agree with something
Line: “Do Live on Sunday like a church” – Party at Miami hotspot, Club Liv, on a Sunday as if it was a church.
Do you think Meek Mill will feel the heat from his lyrical choices?