Meek Mill has apologized to a Philadelphia pastor for his hit song, “Amen”. Here’s the background story: Last week, Pastor Jomo K. Johnson called into a Philly radio station and proposed a boycott of the song because he said it was “blasphemous”. Meek then called in to Philly’s Hot 107.9 to address Pastor Johnson about the situation. He explained:
“This looking like you trying to get famous or you need some attention because you could have came to me and said anything you wanted to say.”
Although Meek disagreed with Pastor Johnson last week, it seems that he has now had a change of heart. The MMG rapper was on BET’s 106 & Park on Monday, where he explained why he made the song, and also apologized to anyone he offended.
“People find all types of stuff offensive. I don’t think no preacher or no church approve of any type of rap music, because rap music, period, is a lot of bad stuff said. But at the end of the day, it’s real life… And me, I wasn’t trying to disrespect no religion or anything like that. My whole family is Christian. I have a half Christian, half Muslim family. The situation, the song, that’s what energy it felt. And if anybody feel disrespected, I ain’t do it in that way and I ain’t drop the song with bad intentions. I did it just because it was a good feeling — that’s the feeling it gave me so I said, ‘Amen, church’.”
Pastor Johnson has since dropped his call to boycott the song. Peep his statement below.
“This apology was the condition for lifting the Call-To-Action boycott. Therefore, I want to say as a follower of Christ, that I completely forgive Robert Williams for this song because Jesus has completely forgiven me. While I have made the choice not to listen to or support any artist that promotes blasphemy or misogyny in their music, I appreciate Mr. Williams being willing to acknowledge his wrong.”
Do you think that Pastor Johnson was within reason for wanting a boycott of “Amen”?
P.S.- If you’re unfamiliar with “Amen”, here’s the video below, featuring Drake.
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