Meek Mill Issues Apology For “Amen” Track
Meek Mill has apologized for his track, “Amen.” The Maybach Music Group rhyme slinger says that in no way shape or form was he trying to be offensive or disrespectful to the Christian church.
“People find all types of stuff offensive,” Meek explained to 106 & Park hosts Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J today (July 17). “I don’t think no preacher or no church approves 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.”
“I did it just because it was a good feeling — that’s the feeling it gave me so I said, ‘Amen, church,’” he added. “I didn’t do it with bad intentions at the end of the day.”
Well, after hearing of Meek’s public apology, Johnson made this public statement, as reported by CBS Local:
“This apology was the condition for lifting the Call-To-Action boycott. 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. It is my sincere hope, that he, along with all popular rappers with their fans, will embrace God’s total forgiveness by turning from the sin promoted through mainstream Hip Hop, and trust solely in Christ for salvation.”—Jakinder Singh