Meek Mill Apologizes for “Amen” Controversy
After a week’s worth of back and forth arguing, Meek Mill has decided to put his beef with Pastor Jomo K. Johnson to rest; and vice versa. During an appearance on 106 & Park Monday (July 16) evening to drop off the video for his controversial single, “Amen,” the MMG member opened up about the situation to Terrance and Rocsi, admitting he didn’t mean to offend the church or anyone in particular. “People find all types of stuff offensive,” he said to the hosts. “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 followed up on his own end, issuing a public statement in response to the rapper’s comments on Monday. “This apology was the condition for lifting the Call-To-Action boycott,” he said. “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.” Check out a clip from Meek Mill’s interview with Terrance and Rocsi below.