Rapper Andy Mineo Sparks Twitter Debate Over Christians and Curse Words

(PHOTO: REACH RECORDS) Hip-hop recording artist Andy Mineo.
Hip-hop recording artist Andy Mineo.

Like the name of his last album, Andy Mineo never has a problem bringing up “uncomfortable” topics. In a recent twitter discussion, the rapper posed a question that had some of his Christian brothers and sisters up in arms.

“Do you guys really think if a person uses ‘profanity’ (words we’ve given meaning) in their music they couldn’t possibly be Christian? Why?” the Reach Records emcee asked on Twitter.

The question immediately ignited a heated debate, where Mineo and many of his Twitter followers went back and forth on the matter.

User Osasere pointed the rapper toward scripture stating, “Well ‘blessings and curses come from the same mouth, this shouldn’t be.'” To which Mineo replied, “What are ‘curses’ in that text? The words in our culture we deem ‘curses’? His cultural words? Or actual CURSES?”

Another user asked, “Why do you think it would be ok for set apart people to use words which don’t reflect our supposedly set apart nature?” Mineo, now fully engaged with his online audience responded, “Your making being ‘set apart’ synonymous with not using certain words. Who told u that was what it meant to be set apart?”

The intense exchange continued as a determined Mineo would not let up on the topic. He has often posed questions to his followers to make them think differently on controversial topics. The question could have possibly come about because Grammy Award winning rapper Kanye West released his latest album, The Life of Pablo, which he pegs a “Gospel album.” People in the Christian community, however, have greatly criticized it because it’s laced with curses.

After some more dialogue Mineo wrote, “Sad that so many Christians criticize other people on their faith journey. We don’t leave space 4 them 2 be journeying. They’re either IN or OUT.”

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
Jeannie Law