There is no doubt rap artists’ connection to God and spirituality. you need to take a look at Chance The Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, and No Malice. When an artiste from the hip-hop sphere links with a Gospel artiste, two sides of possibly shared fans finally merge into one. Then again, the reaction, and repercussion will probably raise its head from time to time, just like Tasha Cobbs Leonard’s recent instance.
Early on this month, the well known singer dropped a collabo track with Nicki Minaj titled, “I’m Getting Ready.” The uptempo tune, which is included in Leonard’s Heart.Passion.Pursuit album features lyrics of affirmation and unwavering faith, however for a lot of fans of Gospel and Leonard, they could not go along with Nicki Minaj’s appearance.
“I’ve seen the Nicki that is off the stage and that Nicki has a great relationship with God. My assignment with this song was for a particular audience,”
Leonard said to Essence .
“Some [of the listeners] have never experienced God ever and she exposed that audience in her way, to the God that she loves.”
Leonard added that this collaboration equally served as a healing process for those she’s come into contact with.
“The testimonies that have come because of this – I would absolutely do it again. I’ve had thousands of people say to me, ‘This is the first time I’ve ever bought a gospel album. This is the first time I’ve ever felt God. I didn’t believe in God until I heard this song.’”
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