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Jay-Z's "Family Feud" Catches Holy Wrath Of "The Catholic League"

Jay-Z's Family Feud Catches Holy Wrath Of "The Catholic League"

  Jan 03, 2018 10:57
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Jay-Z has taken some heat from The Catholic League.

The who once delivered "Lucifer" upon us, rapping "Lord forgive him, he got the dark forces in him but he's also got a righteous cause for sinning," has managed to draw the ire of The Catholic League. In case you missed it, Jay-Z recently dropped a video for "Family Feud," which starred his wife Beyonce, who played the role of a pseudo-priestess, bearing witness to the Jigga Man's confession of infidelity. The clip is heavy on the religious imagery, taking place in a chapel and employing some heavily Catholic visual themes. And while the "Family Feud" video is a powerful piece of art, The Catholic League has taken issue with Jay-Z and his latest vision.

In case you don't know, The Catholic League's mission statement is to defend "the rights of Catholics to participate in American public life without defamation or discrimination." In a statement made by Catholic League president Bill Donahue, he goes on to call Jay's lyrics "relentlessly racist," and "anti-black." Check out the full statement here, addressing the teaser to the video:

A video trailer is supposed to be a teaser, but in this case it falls flat, leading nowhere.

Jay-Z’s recently released “Family Feud” video shows him walking into a Catholic church with his real-life daughter, rapping away—”Nobody wins when the family feuds”—as he struts. This is followed by a flashback scene where he is shown kissing a gal in her undergarments. Then Beyoncé appears, standing at the pulpit, wearing a navy blue outfit dressed like a queen. She is a priestess: she hears Jay-Z’s confession, apparently a statement on his real-life infidelities.

Is it anti-Catholic? No, it is not a bigoted assault. Indeed, it pales next to Jay-Z’s relentlessly racist (and anti-black) lyrics. But it is nonetheless gratuitous as well as exploitative, just the kind of thing we would expect from this genius couple.

 

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Whatever, anyway... "Family Fued" is the best song on "4:44" IMO. What about y'all?..

Nah B
- Jan 8, 2018

church lame asf for this

Dseanjj
- Jan 4, 2018

The hell with the money-hungry "church" and it's bottom line....smdh

osborn hurdle
- Jan 4, 2018

No respect for christ.

osborn hurdle
- Jan 4, 2018

Retire already!!!!!

Maria Cabrera
- Jan 4, 2018

Let it rain Blessings upon you and the fam.❤💋💯⚘🔥

19YearOldJimiHendrix
- Jan 3, 2018

Best song of 4:44 is either legacy or manyfacedGod

TallGlassOfAgua
- Jan 3, 2018

This dumb. Can people who don't understand Black people and their struggle stop trying to be included in everything we do? Like Beyonce's last album, THIS ISN'T FOR YOU! Get over it! Damn

yzofamc
- Jan 3, 2018

What y'all was all saying when them boys was getting raped in Boston in the 80s and 90s? 700 "priest" were charged! What about the boys getting raped in EVERY Catholic based orginization? It's a worldwide phenomenon that is swept under the table.

Dionka Jackson
- Jan 3, 2018

Right

Sassy T
- Jan 3, 2018

These child molesting ass Catholic people kill me with what they believe is holly... Churches these days are 4 walls and a roof because of your priest molesting kids sit down and shut up

Gay Z is fucking trash and old heads wont accept it. Fuck that washed dino.

Heard you were molested by your Catholic priest fuckboy

Jay1111
- Jan 3, 2018

Says the group that is ok with molesting children

Never Gon Lose
- Jan 3, 2018

That track Bam w/ Damien Marley still bump, moonlight, 4:44

M Docavelli
- Jan 3, 2018

Y'all need to be worried about all the lil boys Catholic Priest molest, Not JAY-Z lyrics....

Pheo Smith
- Jan 3, 2018

Who you talking about Michael Jackson,Jay sucks washed up, really who listen to him ,his olady bought his ablum to bring sales up Lol,this crack selling , murderer that married Beyonce to stay famous

Marcy Hood
- Jan 3, 2018

@Pheo Smith : Nigga stfu. Jigga got listeners for life, no matter his age

Prizzy
- Jan 3, 2018

And of course its facts only that the song caught the attention of the world in less than a week since Drake blessed the beat with his sexxy angelic voice 🤗 i don't need to tell you that Drake >Hov +that white faggot Eminem

DA COLO$$US OF CLOUTT
- Jan 3, 2018

fuck a catholic league id rather watch national football league

Prizzy
- Jan 3, 2018

Get some sleep bro

DA COLO$$US OF CLOUTT
- Jan 3, 2018

@Prizzy : u aint fuck with football? dam u more of a soccor guy..

Sassy T
- Jan 3, 2018

@DA COLO$$US OF CLOUTT : Soccer is the real Football Bro...

Whatever, anyway... "Family Fued" is the best song on "4:44" IMO. What about y'all?..

bigtymin94
- Jan 3, 2018

Top 3 forsure i put smile a little above it and marcy me right beneath it

Master Roshi
- Jan 3, 2018

Story of OJ or Caught Their Eyes for me

Ultimate Hater
- Jan 3, 2018

I’m with u bro @bigtymin94 :

Made_to_Post
- Jan 3, 2018

I think so as well, Family Feud is the standout IMO. Smile & 4:44 are very good too. Kill Jay Z's dope as well

Never Gon Lose
- Jan 3, 2018

4:44, Bam, or moonlight

The track named after the album, followed by Kill Jay-Z

Story of Oj and 444 are tied for best song imo.

ASTROWORLDAOTY2K18
- Jan 3, 2018

Bam

Makaveli The Don
- Jan 3, 2018

@K129...... 4:44,Bam, and Family Fued imo. But the album is classic, negus can stop saying hip-hop is a young man's game.

Justsayin
- Jan 3, 2018

Smile and Marcy Me is my shit

Marcy Hood
- Jan 3, 2018

Same. Story of O.J. and Smile follow after that

DontWorryAboutIt
- Jan 3, 2018

Arguably the most commercial record. But for me I’d say either the Story of OJ, 4:44 or Marcy Me

Rozay
- Jan 3, 2018

the catholic league can suck a fat one.

19YearOldJimiHendrix
- Jan 3, 2018

Lol that’s facts ... they don’t represent Jesus Christ in the right way ...

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