Lil Nas X dropped a new “Christian” song, and Tyrese Gibson is not feeling it.
The openly gay rapper told fans recently that he’s entering his “Christian era,” and his new reflective track includes the lyrics, “I’m trying hard to face my pain. Give me hope when I feel less.”
Some fans can’t wrap their heads around a queer man embracing Christianity.
“Free me from worry and wanting pity / Free me from all this envy in me / I don’t want these feelings / I don’t want these feelings / I call on angels / Im trying hard to face my pain, yeah / Give me hope when I feel / Give me hope when I feel less,” Nas X sings on the new single.
“GOD IS NOT AN ERA. IT’S A LIFESTYLE,” one X/Twitter user commented before Tyrese responded to the song under The Shade Room‘s post about the song.
“Y’all gone learn to stop playing with God … God is not to be played with … From shoes with devil signs and devils blood in the [shoe] sole?” Tyrese wrote. “We can all change I get it but I feel a way about people making a mockery about Jesus. Do you, life your life .. Do what makes you happy but yall better stop playing with Jesus out here.”
this really crazy cuz all i did was post a song about asking god for hope when you feel hopeless and yall acting like I posted a video of me burning a church down and peeing on a nativity scene https://t.co/MzluhwcSzk
— ✟ (@LilNasX) December 1, 2023
Lil Nas X clapped back at Tyrese, writing, “This really crazy cuz all I did was post a song about asking god for hope when you feel hopeless and yall acting like I posted a video of me burning a church down and peeing on a nativity scene.”
He also took to X/Twitter to react to the backlash over switching his style from a satanic lyricist to praise and worship.
“I am allowed to get on my knees for multiple reasons,” Lil Nas X wrote in one post.
In another post, he added, “y’all see everything I do as a gimmick.”
He continued, “When in reality I’m just an artist expressing myself in different ways. whether I’m a cowboy, gay, satanic, or now christian y’all find a problem! Y’all don’t police nobody else art like mine. Y’all hate me because im fun cute and petite.”