Jay Boogie

"Jesus Loves Me Too"

Hip-Hop

Independent
2017

Music

Hip-hop artist Jay Boogie gives homophobes the finger in self-lovin’ mixtape “Jesus Loves Me Too”

July 27, 2017
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“Jesus Loves Me Too” is the self-lovin’ new single by hip-hop artist Jay Boogie. An experimental hip-hop song with a message—all Black lives matter, including queer ones, fucking deal with it. Inspired by the Carribean saying Cristo te ama, which means Jesus loves you: a back-handed equivalent to “Bless your heart”, in the States. Boogie, whose parents are Dominican and Colombian, said “we had a lot of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Pentecostals, Seventh-Day Adventists, Catholics. They’d always walk by me and say, Cristo te ama, which means Jesus loves you. But it was this passive-aggressive thing, as if to say, ‘yes, you’re a freak of nature but Jesus loves you too.’ My whole attitude and this whole project say, ‘yeah bitch, I know. I get it’,” he told Noisey with a laugh.

“Jesus Loves Me” features Jamal Lewis & Kim Burrell with productions by Worldwide and more.

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