Philly Minister Launches Boycott of Meek Mill’s “Amen” Track
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» By Latifah Muhammad July 10, 2012, 23:02pm
Meek Mill’s “Amen” single has garnered more than 3 million views on YouTube, but it seems that not everyone is a fan. A minister from North Philly wants to boycott the song, in spite of his love for Hip-Hop music.
In an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News, Reverend Jomo K. Johnson of the Open Air church explained why he’s not fond of Meek’s heavenly hit. “I’m a Hip-Hop fan, but I believe there is a need to really call him out and say enough is enough,” he said. “He seems to really be using the church as a backdrop and a parallel for some of the sinful things that he does.”
Johnson is so serious about getting his point across that he self-published the $2.99 e-book No Amen: Why Boycotting Meek Mill Will Help Save Hip Hop. “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, and being resident of North Philadelphia and pastor, I revoke Meek’s ‘hood pass’ until this happens.”
Going up against the seemingly unstoppable Maybach Music crew won’t be easy, but Johnson is up for the challenge. He previously targeted Lil Wayne via the book Deadest Rapper Alive, which calls into question the Young Money leader’s self-proclaimed title as the “greatest rapper alive.”
Meek has yet to respond to Johnson, but despite the graphic lyrics in the song, his love for the man upstairs is evident. The 25-year-old recently took to Twitter to give thanks for his blessings, writing “God always hear[sic] my prayers! #amen.”