For his latest single “Amen,” Meek Mill and Drake rap over a gospel-inspired track complete with organs and Jeremih singing as if he’s in a choir on Sunday morning. However, the lyrics featured in the song are less than holy.
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).”
Meek Mill and Drake and have come under fire for the lyrics in the song by a minister in North Philly who believes the song should be boycotted for its blasphemous lyrics.
“I’m a hip-hop fan. But I believe there is a need to really call him out and say enough is enough,” says Rev. Jomo Johnson. “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,” Johnson wrote on his blog. “And being resident of North Philadelphia and pastor, I revoke Meek’s ‘hood pass’ until this happens.”
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.”
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