2023 may be the year of Rihanna: Super Bowl halftime performance, possible new album. So it’s no wonder why so many people, even those who you wouldn’t necessarily think of, have the Barbadian singer on their mind.
Case in point, Michigan priest Gerald Johnson recently took to TikTok to tell a story about how he temporarily died in 2016 after suffering a heart attack, and during the experience, he says he visited hell before coming back to life.
“My spirit left my physical body,” he explained in the now-viral TikTok video. “I thought I was going upward, because I thought that I had done so much good in this lifetime and helped so many people, and made so many decisions that were Godly decisions. But as opposed to me going up, I went down. I went literally into the center of the earth. That’s where hell is.”
Johnson said what he saw in hell he “wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy,” adding, “The things that I saw were indescribable and it makes me emotional every time I talk about it.”
He also added that he saw a man “walking on all fours like a dog and getting burned from head to toe. His eyes were bulging and worse than that: He was wearing chains on his neck. He was like a hellhound. There was a demon holding the chains.
“Like telepathic communication, I knew that the demon was sent in this man’s life to ride him from his childhood to his death,” Johnson continued.
So where does Rihanna come into any of this?
Well, Johnson went on the remember how RiRi’s song “Umbrella” and Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry Be Happy” were played by demons to torture humans sent to hell.
“It just blew me away,” the priest said. “Every lyric to every song is to torment you [for] the fact that you didn’t worship God through music when you were on the Earth… you chose to worship Satan by repeating the lyrics that he inspired to come into the Earth.”
Finally, Johnson noted that the experience ended when he was “lifted up out of Hell” and “came back on the Earth.”
As you can imagine, social media had a field day reacting to the priest’s revelations.
It’s 2023… What are we doing, folks? SMH.