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Catholic Church Upset By Jay Z and Beyonce Video

by Music-News.com on January 3, 2018

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A leading official at the Catholic League has slammed JAY-Z’s new Family Feud video, calling the promo “gratuitous” and “exploitative”.

The star-studded film was released exclusively on the 99 Problems hitmaker’s streaming service Tidal on Friday and in the footage, he is seen walking into a church, hand-in-hand with his daughter Blue Ivy.

His wife Beyonce, actor Michael B. Jordan, Thandie Newton, and Jessica Chastain also feature in the video, directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay.

Fans may be raving about the promo, but Catholic League president Bill Donohue is far from happy – he didn’t even like the video’s 30-second teaser that was released before the full clip.

“A video trailer is supposed to be a teaser, but in this case it falls flat, leading nowhere,” his statement reads. “Jay-Z’s recently released Family Feud video shows him walking into a Catholic church with his real-life daughter, rapping away – ‘Nobody wins when the family feuds’ – as he struts. This is followed by a flashback scene where he is shown kissing a gal in her undergarments.

“Then Beyonce appears, standing at the pulpit, wearing a navy blue outfit, dressed like a queen. She is a priestess: she hears Jay-Z’s confession, apparently a statement on his real-life infidelities.”

“Is it anti-Catholic? No, it is not a bigoted assault,” the statement continues. “Indeed, it pales next to Jay-Z’s relentlessly racist (and anti-black) lyrics. But it is nonetheless gratuitous as well as exploitative, just the kind of thing we would expect from this genius couple.”

JAY-Z has yet to respond to Donohue’s statement.

Meanwhile, in the song, JAY-Z references his wife’s infamous line from her song Sorry, in which she sings, “He only want me when I’m not there/He better call Becky with the good hair.” The lyric fuelled speculation about infidelity in the superstars’ marriage and in JAY-Z’s track, he alludes to some of their issues.

“Yeah, I’ll fuck up a good thing if you let me/Let me alone, Becky/A man that don’t take care his family can’t be rich,” he raps.

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