As SOHH.com reported, Maybach’s Music Group rapper Meek Mill continues to garner more mainstream attention and fellow Philadelphian Pastor Jomo K. Johnson spoke to SOHH with a critical analysis of the song.
“I have respect for Meek Mill as an artist and fellow Philadelphia native. The church that I started, is right down the street from where he grew up. But he lost his hood pass by making this song. North Philadelphia is a highly religious community, Christian and Muslim. And for him to make a song like this is disrespect to every believer in Christ,” Jomo told SOHH in a statement. “As stated, Meek would never have the nuts to make a song disrespecting Mohammed or the Mosque because he knows Muslims would never let him return to Philadelphia. So he chose to mock the Christian church. But I want him to know, that if he comes back to Philly to perform this Summer at Fairmount Park, POAC, (Philly Open Air Church) will be there to meet him and hold him accountable. Christ is a forgiving Lord, but he will not be mocked. And neither will his Church. [sic]” (SOHH)
In addition to these remarks, Jomo also made a blog post detailing his problems with “Amen.”
As a Hip Hop Fan and Pastor in North Philadelphia, I am saddened to have heard Meek Mill’s new song “Amen” off his Dream Chaser’s 2 mixtape. My church is a just a few blocks away from where Meek aka Robert Williams grew up at, and he is widely respected as a great rapper and hometown native. But with this latest song Mr. Williams has displayed a great disrespect for Philadelphia’s Christian community.There is currently an “Amen” music video slated to premiere in the near future.