Although Meek Mill has brought Philly back into the rap game in a major way – even possibly bringing about a new and improved State Property – not everyone in Philly has love for the rugged rapper. According to the Philadelphia Daily News, Reverend Jomo K. Johnson of the Open Air Church is not a fan of Meek’s hit single, “Amen”, and has gone so far as to organize a boycott of the song.
“I’m a Hip-Hop fan, but I believe there is a need to really call him out and say enough is enough,” said Reverend Jomo K.Johnson. “He seems to really be using the church as a backdrop and a parallel for some of the sinful things that he does.”
Johnson is getting his congregation together and is hawking the self-published e-book No Amen: Why Boycotting Meek Mill Will Help Save Hip-Hop.The reverend is selling the e-books for $2.99 a piece – major side eye!!! This Reverend is no stranger to controversy, and has previously targeted Lil Wayne via the book Deadest Rapper Alive, which challenges Weezy’s self-proclaimed title as the “greatest rapper alive.”
“As a Hip-Hop fan, I want to encourage every rap fan in Philadelphia who is a believer in Jesus Christ, to boycott Meek Mill until he acknowledges this blatant disrespect, and being resident of North Philadelphia and pastor, I revoke Meek’s ‘hood pass’ until this happens.”
Do you think this Reverend is boycotting Meek for the money and publicity, or is he really concerned for the church?