In a recent interview, rapper Game attempted to deflect criticism about the cover of his new album Jesus Piece. The Compton MC insists that, despite the clothing and Christian symbolism on display, that is not the Son of God depicted in a red bandana on the cover.
“I’m a big fan of Rick James,” Game said in a sit down with Hartford’s 93.7 radio station. “I thought I would put him on my album cover and put a rag around his neck and put him in Jesus’s clothes. Everybody thinks that’s Jesus but that’s Rick James. Why are you offended?”
Game, who clearly thinks folks are as dumb as hell, added on to the pile of cow dung.
“You’ve never seen Jesus. You cant say that’s not Jesus. You’ve never seen Jesus. You know why I put the rag on his face, because I didn’t want anyone saying I put Jesus on the cover of the album, so I covered his face. That’s not Jesus, that’s Rick James with a rag on.”
Yeah, OK. So this is what Game’s album cover should have looked like?
Do you buy it? We don’t.
However, it’s a good thing Game is better at making music than publicity spin. Check out his latest cut featuring Kendrick Lamar & Scarface, “Murder.”