7 Times Rappers Have Name-Dropped The Pope

The vibes are divine.

Shout Out to the Papacy - Believe it or not, the Pope and rap are connected in many ways. So connected in fact, it was revealed that the Pope had Tupac, along with a little Mozart, on his Vatican-curated playlist. Since the current Pope recently made his way through a few important cities on his U.S. tour, a reminder of how the Pope(s) and rap intertwine in rhymes seems like the perfect way to big up Pope Francis. ? Janice Llamoca(Photos from left: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic, Jason Merritt/Getty Images, Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Bally)

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Shout Out to the Papacy - Believe it or not, the Pope and rap are connected in many ways. So connected in fact, it was revealed that the Pope had Tupac, along with a little Mozart, on his Vatican-curated playlist. Since the current Pope recently made his way through a few important cities on his U.S. tour, a reminder of how the Pope(s) and rap intertwine in rhymes seems like the perfect way to big up Pope Francis. — Janice Llamoca(Photos from left: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic, Jason Merritt/Getty Images, Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Bally)

MC Ren - "These n***as wearing skirts like the pope." —"Chin Check"Pretty sure the Pope's robe is not described as a "skirt" though.(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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MC Ren - "These n***as wearing skirts like the pope." —"Chin Check"Pretty sure the Pope's robe is not described as a "skirt" though.(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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A$AP Ferg - "This the Hood Pope, chain hang low, red rubies and the gold." —"Hood Pope"Okay, so wait. The main difference between the "Hood Pope" and the "Pope" Pope is jewelry? Got it.(Photo: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images For Moncler Grenoble)

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Andre 3000 - "The Pope and his folks got us under a scope / but for unknown reasons cause we don't sell dope." — "Wheelz of Steel" Wow, 3 Stacks brought some conspiracy theorist bars about the leader of the Vatican on this Outkast cut.(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

J. Cole - "You listening to the most high like the Pope on dope." — "How High"Not so sure this "Pope on dope" line from "How High" would be Vatican-approved.(Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Bally)

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J. Cole - "You listening to the most high like the Pope on dope." — "How High"Not so sure this "Pope on dope" line from "How High" would be Vatican-approved.(Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Bally)

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Tupac Shakur - "Should we cry, when the Pope die, my request / We should cry if they cried when we buried Malcolm X." — "Blasphemy"Well that's one hell of a statement, 'Pac.(Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/ImageDirect) 

Kurupt - "I'm important like the Pope, I'm the king of New York." ?"Get Bizy"After all of the traffic Pope Francis caused in New York City, it sounds like he's the real King Of New York. Just sayin'.(Photo: DJDM/WENN.com)

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Kurupt - "I'm important like the Pope, I'm the king of New York." —"Get Bizy"After all of the traffic Pope Francis caused in New York City, it sounds like he's the real King Of New York. Just sayin'.(Photo: DJDM/WENN.com)

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Kendrick Lamar - "I'm important like the Pope, I'm a Muslim on pork / I'm Makaveli's offspring, I'm the King of New York." —"Control"Pretty sure the amount of web traffic Kendrick caused with his "Control" verse competed with the gridlock Pope Francis caused in New York City. Divine connections or nah?(Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)