(AllHipHop News) Members of the Wu-Tang Clan have long been associated with the Five Percent Nation and Black Hebrew Israelites. However, one Wu affiliate is now speaking out on his decision to move away from religion in all forms.
During an interview with Mandisa Thomas of Black Nonbelievers, Walter “Killah Priest” Reed revealed he now no longer subscribes to any doctrine. Reed showed his support for Openly Secular, a campaign to eliminate discrimination and increase acceptance of atheists, freethinkers, agnostics, humanists, and other non-religious people.
“I’m not religious. Someone told me before that religion keeps everything divided. You can’t really kick it if your mom is a Jehovah Witness and you’re a Baptist. There’s no unity,” said Priest. He also challenged non-believers to be vocal about their views on religion.
The 45-year-old Brooklyn native has become known for addressing spirituality in his music. Priest’s most recent album, Planet of the Gods, was filled with religious and mystic references.
Watch Killah Priest’s interview below.