Meek Mill appeared on 106 & Park last evening to debut his new video “Amen” that features Drake. The track has received plenty of criticism from a Philadelphia-based pastor who deemed it as “blasphemous.”
During his interview, Meek gave an apology to all the people who might have been offended by the song’s lyrical content. He said that there were no bad intentions when recording “Amen,” and it wasn’t meant to disrespect or defame the church.
“People find all types of stuff offensive. I don’t think no preacher or no church approves of any type of rap music — because rap music, period, is a lot of bad stuff said. But at the end of the day, it’s real life. And me, I wasn’t trying to disrespect no religion or anything like that. My whole family is Christian. I have a half Christian, half Muslim family, the situation, the song, that’s what energy it felt and if anybody feel disrespected, I ain’t do it in that way.”
Pastor Jomo K. Johnson heard the apology, which prompted him to lift the boycott against “Amen.” He made a public statement showing his appreciation for the MMG rapper’s respectful gesture.
"This apology was the condition for lifting the Call-To-Action boycott. While I have made the choice not to listen to or support any artist that promotes blasphemy or misogyny in their music, I appreciate Mr. Williams being willing to acknowledge his wrong. It is my sincere hope, that he, along with all popular rappers with their fans, will embrace God’s total forgiveness by turning from the sin promoted through mainstream Hip Hop, and trust solely in Christ for salvation.”