Meek Mill and Drake's Gospel Song: 'Sinful'?
Meek Mill named his latest single "Amen," and on it, he and Drake rap over a gospel-inspired track complete with organs. That, in the opinion of one Rev. Jomo Johnson, is not enough to make the song holy. In fact, the combination is "sinful" and constitutes "blatant disrespect," the self-proclaimed hip-hop fan says, writing on his blog that he "want[s] to encourage every rap fan in Philadelphia who is a believer in Jesus Christ, to boycott Meek Mill until he acknowledges this blatant disrespect."
Sounds like the preacher has a little street cred in addition to religious authority. Demanding an apology from Mill, he added, "And being resident of North Philadelphia and pastor, I revoke Meek's 'hood pass' until this happens." From Rolling Out:
On the chorus Meek Mill raps, "Now it's a lot of bad b—s in the building (Amen), A couple real n—s in the building (Amen), I'm finna kill n—s in the building (Amen)."…
Drake raps, "Just bought my n—s some [cocaine] cane, so much it came with a plane, bought my n—s dope, so much it came with a boat."
In the song, Meek seems to be a bit conflicted with his path to religion and being distracted by lust and greed. "I just wanna thank God/For all the pretty women he let into my life/ All the Benjamins he let me count," he raps.
Meek Mills also raps, "Lord forgive me for my sins, I'm just tryna win and s—t, Devil in a dress but if she knock I let her in, And if she knock I let her in I have her wet by 12 o'clock, then 3 o'clock she wet again. I'm screaming Oh Lord, that p—y good, that p—y good."
Read more at Rolling Out.