Holy War: Rap vs. Religion

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Holy War: Rap vs. Religion

Kanye and Pusha T may have that "New God Flow," but according to a Philadelphia pastor, Meek Mill most certainly does not. Earlier this week, Pastor Jomo K. Johnson called for a boycott of Meek's single "Amen," off his acclaimed Dreamchasers 2 mixtape, calling the song blasphemous for its use of religious imagery in a raunchy way. We've seen this before: Johnson's broadside against Meek reminded us of rap and religion's long history of beef. Click on for other notable examples of religious leaders and rappers trading barbs. —Alex Gale


(Photos from left: Jomo K. Johnson, Michael Buckner/Getty Images For BET)

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