Rap veteran Busta Rhymes, Mac Miller and Kevin Hart are the first of many celebrities to react to West Coast rapper Game’s new, controversial Jesus Piece cover artwork.
Blown away by Game’s imagery, Busta co-signed the publicized cover.
“This artwork is Brilliant!!! RT @thegame: #JesusPiece http://instagr.am/p/RClaw7Goux/” (Busta Rhymes’ Twitter)
Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller shared a similar reaction to the artwork.
“Games cover is tight as f*ck. pic.twitter.com/TIYBoIqp” (Mac Miller’s Twitter)
Comedian Kevin Hart took note of Game’s decision to make his version of Jesus Christ gang-inspired.
“LMFAO at @thegame Album cover, your the only person in the world that would make JESUS a thug in a picture lol!!! http://yfrog.com/kjf00plj” (Kevin Hart’s Twitter)
The West Coast rapper has since hopped on his Twitter page and stood by the artwork.
“My album cover is art & represents small pieces of things that I have embodied, embraced, struggled, grown w http://instagr.am/p/RGOZ0Emom2/” (Game’s Twitter)
The controversial cover surfaced online over the weekend.
Game is no stranger to controversy and he’s about to ignite another firestorm with the illustrated cover for his upcoming album Jesus Piece. The religious-themed artwork features a portrait of Jesus with a teardrop tattoo under his eye, a Jesus piece chain around his neck, and red bandana over his mouth. The image has already sparked outrage from some fans. “You took this sh*t too far,” wrote one of Game’s Instagram followers, while another added, “Open minded people see this concept, but I think this cover can push some people away homie.” (Rap-Up)