While fans are loving Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers 2 mixtape, one Philadelphia pastor isn’t so much.
The MMG rapper and Pastor Jomo K. Johnson got into a heated debate on Philly’s Hot 107.9 this week, all over the pastor’s proposed ban of Meek’s single “Amen.” Johnson called for a boycott against the popular single, declaring it blasphemous for its re-purposing of religious imagery in a celebratory anthem.
Meek, however, accused the pastor of trying to achieve fame/publicity over the controversy; and singling him out because he’s the most famous artist, coming out of Philly currently.
“From my understanding and my look at it, it’s looking like you’re trying to get famous or you need some attention because you could’ve came to me and you could’ve said anything you wanted to say and I might’ve helped you,” the rapper said. “If you wanted me to send money for your church, I might’ve would’ve gave you that money, or I might’ve would’ve even remixed the song [to your liking] …
“You went about it and you went like you’re looking for attention and fame … I’m out here feeding my family, and for you to be out talking about you trying to ban me – I took 20-30 drug dealers off the streets, I’m out there passing them coats out to these kids, where was you at?”
While Jomo tried to make his point, Meek became upset, revealing that he doesn’t believe in God, but still gives back to the community, and accusing the pastor of trying to “bring another black man down.”
“I don’t know if you’re losing your mind or you’re getting too deep into these books, but you’re losing your mind. I’m out here making my money for my family. I don’t believe in none of that stuff you’re talking about, so don’t even say it to me. I don’t even believe in God, so I don’t want to hear none of that … I’m talking about reality, what’s going on now … [you] not God, [you] can’t judge me … nobody ever heard of you until today; you’re trying to bring another Black man down to try and get some credibility.”
Listen to the full interview below: