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Bishop T.D. Jakes threatens Young Jeezy with legal action.

And I don’t blame him. Not a single bit.

Let me give you some perspective, lest you decide to go ahead and close this post up.

First, I’m not a Jeezy fan. Well, not to the point of actually purchasing anything he does. If it’s not on the radio, I probably don’t know it.

Secondly, I am SOOOOO sick of these artists using Christianity in their worldly songs, promoting drugs, materialism, violence, sex, and everything else that has nothing to do with ANY god that anybody serves, to be honest. I wasn’t here for Meek Mill’s “Amen.”  Rick Ross has rubbed me the wrong way, The Game’s “Jesus Piece”, subsequent artwork and “Jesus” appearing at his concerts, etc. Nope. Not here for it. However, in all of this, I don’t push that view on others. I simply can’t deal with it. And I only concern myself with Tasha. Nor would I ever support it. And I often ask myself why these rap artists (that’s mostly who I hear it from) must use Christianity in their songs. “Hallelujah?” “Holy Ghost?” For what?

Of course, there are some songs that aren’t “gospel rap” that I feel because they are expressing a realistic view of Christ from the artist’s perspective, i.e. “Jesus Walks” – Kanye West.

ANYWAY. So that’s where I’m coming from.

I peeped this:

> Pastor T.D. Jakes Threatening Legal Action Against Young Jeezy in Holy Ghost Remix - Photo posted in The Hip-Hop Spot | Sign in and leave a comment below!

I checked to make sure it’s authentic, and it is.

Apparently, in the remix, Young Jeezy uses a snippet of a sermon by Bishop T.D. Jakes, and he (obviously) does so without his permission. Some people think it’s petty.  I think he’s responding appropriately. First, the legal aspect (and I’m no expert on this). But then there is the spiritual one.  And I don’t blame him for not wanting his sermon associated with what’s going on in this particular song.

Here is one part of a comment:

I’m talking about how it looks. It’s serious to me, I don’t know what your relationship with God is like but I defend mine. This the problem with Christians today, we sit back idly while crap like this happens and we do nothing and let our God get torn down.

Let this happen with Muhammad or Allah, you’d hear Muslim’s rise up in an instant regarding their faith. YOU can sit back if you want, but I support this. 


The bottom line (for me) is that I don’t condone ANY improper use of ANY religious figures.  People’s faith is sacred.  I don’t care what religion/faith you are apart of, you don’t deserve to have it used in a blasphemous/offensive way.

Rap about your drugs, money, women, blah blah blah as you please….but why include anybody’s faith in that? And in THIS case, using a clip of a sermon that you never got permission to use?

Just no.

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