“I’m a hip-hop fan, but I believe there is a need to really call him out and say enough is enough,” Reverend Jomo K. Johnson of Philly’s Open Air church told the Philadelphia Daily News. “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 added. “And being resident of North Philadelphia and pastor, I revoke Meek’s ‘hood pass’ until this happens.”
He also self-published an e-book called, No Amen: Why Boycotting Meek Mill Will Help Save Hip Hop. And this isn’t the first time that a rapper has irked Johnson, either. Johnson previously tried to analyze the cultural impact of Lil Wayne with his book, Deadest Rapper Alive, the contrary to Weezy’s self-proclaimed “Greatest Rapper Alive” title, and had the Deadestrapperalive.com website to match.
Johnson was irate about certain Meek lyrics off the Drake-assisted single, in particular.
“I just wanna thank God/For all the pretty women he let into my life/All the Benjamins he let me count …” Meek begins talking over the track, before getting into the hook of the song.
“Now it’s a lot of bad bitches in the building (Ooh, Amen),” he says. “A couple real niggas in the building (Amen)/I’m finna kill niggas in the building (Amen).”
Meek is scheduled to release his highly-anticipated Dreams and Nightmares album on August 28.—Jakinder Singh