Jermaine Dupri Believes Nipsey Hussle Is Jesus and the Internet Has a Heated Reaction
Following the tragic death of Nipsey Hussle, fellow rapper Jermaine Dupri said he believes Hussle was Jesus. The reactions that followed on social media are better seen than described.
The death of Hussle (birth name Ermias Asghedom), shook the hip-hop community considerably and has prompted many reactions. The majority of Twitter users, however, have a problem with Dupri’s controversial statement equating Hussle to Jesus Christ.
Someone was not shy about answering what Dupri might have meant as a rhetorical question
The response was instant and overwhelming, and most had a lot to do with Twitter users accusing Dupri of being crazy or clout-chasing.
Jermaine Dupri believes Nipsey Hussle was Jesus 🤔— XXL Magazine (@XXL) April 13, 2019
Now he's facing some backlash
“They really just be saying anything these days on Twitter,” said one user.
“That’s a big comparison! What signs make you say that?” chimed in another person. “Will nip resurrect? Can nip raise people from the dead? No! Rip to nip, but this was the wrong comparison!”
The idolatry Is real ...he was s man ...a great one at that...but JESUS NO! ...Jesus is perfection and he wasnt "perfect" ...and he wasnt out here giving NOBODY eternal life or forgiving sins...PERIODT— BeBe2Beautiful💋❤ (@BeBestaybossy) April 12, 2019
One Twitter user took time to rubbish Dupri’s claims by pointing out ways Hussle was definitely different from Jesus.
“God created his only son Jesus a perfect man. Nipsey was born from a human father a worldly being which means he was born from sin, but he possessed Christ like characteristics. What we all should strive for since we are made in his image. RIP NIP”
He was definitely special, inspiring, smart, intelligent but I don’t think Jesus smoked black n miles. I could be wrong though pic.twitter.com/3JVpLlHwsz— Jaguar Paw (@sirdibbydukes) April 12, 2019
In a follow-up tweet, Dupri clapped back at folks saying he was crazy and noted that “Love & Hip Hop” star Joe Budden, also shared his sentiments. “Are we both crazy?” he asked.
It’s very interesting to me that when a person is sick everyone is quick to ask someone for their prayers, with hope that it heal the pain,but when I say I feel like nip was Jesus,I’m crazy 🤔— Jermaine Dupri (@jermainedupri) April 12, 2019
That did not stop Twitter users from coming for him again, though. As it happened, someone was not shy about answering what Dupri might have meant as a rhetorical question, and they tagged Budden in the tweet as well:
“Yes, you’re both crazy. This person you refer to is not going to bring salvation to anyone. A higher power is nothing like Jesus. A higher power is an idol that we use to get by. Jesus saves our eternity. This life is short and the hell it becomes should drive us to Him, not away.”
It’s alarming how many people don’t know the basics about Jesus Christ. Jesus was crucified for the sins of the world,one time for eternity. Why would he return as a Rolling 60s Crip rapper?— John4:16 (@TRUEWAY2LIFE) April 13, 2019
I love @NipseyHussle.. I am a super fan been listening since he was making mixtapes at his house.. but Jesus tho y’all doing to darn much.. stop that!! Idolizing the wrong shit!!! Ijs pic.twitter.com/LmJC9jpAc0— 💋ReDd💋 (@TriLLMcCoy921) April 13, 2019
Budden also got into the tweetstorm at some point when he replied someone who insisted Hussle wasn’t Jesus. “God works through [people], shut up,” argued the former rapper.