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Sean Feucht Calls Cover Art of Lil Nas X Hanging on Cross ‘Blasphemous’

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(L) Screengrab via X @LilNasX (R) Sean Feucht photo courtesy of Sean Feucht

Grammy Award-winning rapper Lil Nas X, who teased in November that he was releasing a “Christian” album, announced this week that his new single “J Christ” will be released on Friday (Jan. 12).

The rapper joins the ranks of Kanye WestSnoop Dogg, and other secular rappers who have released Christian music throughout the course of their careers.

The “Satan Shoe” creator and outspoken gay rapper also shared images of himself hanging on a cross. One image shows Lil Nas X being lifted up by men and women, with the caption: “My new single is dedicated to the man who had the greatest comeback of all time! J Christ January 12, 2024 00:00 EST Be There!”

The second image that Lil Nas X posted was an eight-second gif in which the rapper is hanging on a golden cross and wearing a crown of thorns, a silver wrap around his waste, and silver cowboy boots. The cross then transforms into some sort of robot with a golden halo. Lil Nas X appears inside the mechanism. In the caption, Lil Nas X included the word “Presave” with a link to his website.

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Lil Nas X’s posts were met with backlash, with some referring to the images as “blasphemy” and warning “in the end you will not laugh.” Nevertheless, others pointed out that Kanye West, Madonna, Nas, and Diddy have all depicted themselves with Christ-like cross imaginary.

“The crazy thing is nowhere in the picture is a mockery of Jesus,” Lil Nas X responded. “Jesus’s image is used throughout history in people’s art all over the world. I’m not making fun of sh*t. Y’all just gotta stop trying to gatekeep a religion that was here before any of us were even born. STFU.”

Worship leader and songwriter Sean Feucht, who called out Sam Smith’s and Kim Petras’ demonic 2023 Grammy Awards performance, posted 2 Peter 3:3 above the image of Lil Nas X hanging on a cross: “Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires.”

Feucht told ChurchLeaders that Lil Nas X’s cover art is a “desperate attempt to cause religious outrage by blaspheming the most holy and precious moments to billions of Christians around the world.”

“It’s a sign of the last days,” Feucht added. “As I believe this is going to happen more, but the thing that I think is wild is it also reveals the hypocrisy and the double standard where people get away with stuff like this and are not canceled.”

Feucht went on to note that Lil Nas X isn’t using imagery from other religions.