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Jayceon "The Game" Taylor has been releasing new tracks in preparation of his upcoming "Jesus Piece" album, and like many of his other religious-themed songs, "Hallelujah" has some fans questioning the self-proclaimed Christian's relationship with God.
In his recently released song "Hallelujah", the rapper speaks about trying to focus on a church service while struggling with worldly thoughts, desires and influences. The rapper opens up the song with a hook that infuses praises to God with profanity.
"Halle (expletive) lujah/ All my real (expletives) I salute ya/ All the bad (expletives), I'ma run through ya/Hop in my holy ghost/ Hallelujah, down, down, down, down/ Hop in my holy ghost/ Hallelujah, down, down, down, down."
The song caused some non-religious rap fans to question the rapper's intent.
"I'm not the most religious person but Game (is) pushing it with this 'Hallelujah' track," one person tweeted. "Yelling 'halle (expletive) lujah' smh."
Another person called the rapper's efforts blasphemy.
"Game has a song with Jamie Foxx called 'Hallelujah'!! Smh Blaspheming the Holy Spirit," the person exclaimed on Twitter. "This fool done lost his mind!!"
Still, another person thought that the rapper's eternal fate was sealed after listening to the vulgarity of the lyrics.
"Game is going to hell for that 'Hallelujah' track," the person tweeted.
Despite the criticism he has been receiving for his Jesus-themed tracks that focus on a worldly appeal,t he 32-year-old rapper who was baptized at Bishop Noel Jones' City of Refuge Church in Gardena, Calif., last year has defended his Christian faith.
"You want to believe in God, but you don't want to be criticized and ridiculed by people who think that they're better than you," he told Rap-Up TV last month. "I don't want to feel like I can't love God or appreciate Jesus and have to put down that blunt. I want to smoke, maybe shower up, then go to church. Get the word, walk out of church, maybe smoke again, maybe hit up a strip club or two and do me, but I don't want to be ridiculed."