Hot Toddy Lyrics: Does Usher Support Jay-Z’s God-like Complex?

Posted by on July 29, 2010 with 5 Comments

Okay, You Should Be Listening H(ear): Here we go again.  The occurrences are so close now that I am starting to sound like a broken record [and others like me who aim to point out instances where well-known public figures blaspheme the Most High God].  But it appears to be one individual in particular who (since 2001) seems to be one of the forerunners regarding blasphemous statements!  Can you guess who it is?  Yes, it’s J-to the-A-to the-Y-to the-Z.  That’s Jay-Z for my non- Hip Hop savvy readers. I said one of the forerunners because Lil’ Wayne is definitely up at the top too (but that’s another blog).

Now, You Should Be Focusing H(ear): So what do I mean when I speak about lyrics and/or commentary being blasphemous?  Let’s look at Wikipedia’s explanation which is also supported by biblical Scripture references (remember I’m a firm believer that to know a thing you must know the foundation of that thing).  In Wikipedia it states:

Christian theology condemns blasphemy. One verse from the Bible that directly concerns the sin reads as follows:

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain. (Exodus 20:7 KJV)

In addition, it is spoken of in the Mark 3:29, where blaspheming the Holy Spirit is spoken of as unforgivable – the eternal sin.

Okay, so to recap, blasphemy is considered taking the Lord’s name in vain. Still too vague for you? Let’s see if I can drive the point home using Scripture itself (Wikipedia is a nice reference guide and all, but there is no better source than the Bible when looking to gain wisdom and insight).

In the Book of Matthew 26 (New Living Translation), verses 6267, Jesus was accused of blasphemy:

62 Then the high priest stood up and said to Jesus, “Well, aren’t you going to answer these charges? What do you have to say for yourself?” 63 But Jesus remained silent. Then the high priest said to him, “I demand in the name of the living God—tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.”

64 Jesus replied, “You have said it. And in the future you will see the Son of Man seated in the place of power at God’s right hand[j] and coming on the clouds of heaven.”[k]

65 Then the high priest tore his clothing to show his horror and said, “Blasphemy! Why do we need other witnesses? You have all heard his blasphemy. 66 What is your verdict?”

“Guilty!” they shouted. “He deserves to die!”

67 Then they began to spit in Jesus’ face and beat him with their fists. And some slapped him…

And Now, You Should Be Getting It H(ear): Now that you have the history behind the word “blasphemy”, let’s chronicle Jay-Z’s blasphemous track record. I mentioned earlier that Jay-Z has been at it since 2001. This is around the time Jay-Z started referring to himself as J-HOVA (a play on the name Jehova a.k.a. The Most High God of the Bible). Here’s proof if you need it. Well recently, Jay-Z did it again (I would show many other instances but I’d have to write a book not a blog!) Check out his lyrics in the song “Hot Toddy” by Usher featuring Jay-Z:

[Jay-Z]
They call me King Hov, copy?
They call me King Hov, copy?
They call me King Hov, copy? copy? copy?
They call me King Hov, copy?
Big ballin is my hobby
So much so they think I’m down with the ILLUMINATI
my watch do illuminate
my pockets are naughty
but I’M GOD body better ask somebody
I was BORN A GOD
I made myself a king
which means I downgraded to a human being
you was born a Goddess I made you my queen
which mean we upgraded to Louis the thirteen…

(lyrics courtesy of KillerHipHop.com)

Okay, we (as Christians) know that the Pharisees and Sadducees were incorrect in thinking that Jesus was not the Son of God. Now I ask Christians and even non- Christians this: Do you think that Jay-Z is God? If not, then is this considered blasphemy? Or do you just consider the words to be a form of entertainment? I’ll let you form your own opinion. I leave you with Scripture from the Bible. It reads as follows, in Matthew 12 (New American Standard Bible), verses 36 and 37:

36“But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.

37“For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Now that’s straight from Jesus’ mouth.

Inside Scoop H(ear): Choose your words wisely ya EAR me?! Be blessed and continue to be a blessing.

*A*

5 comments on “Hot Toddy Lyrics: Does Usher Support Jay-Z’s God-like Complex?

  1. Just sayin' on said:

    You liked a song talking about adultery and making light of Native American culture, but the only thing you couldn’t get past was Jay-Z’s part?
    I think you need to re-evaluate yourself.

  2. Babi C…I agree…Jay-Z AND his entire camp are dabbling in very “dark” practices! I can say I’m very glad you’re not listening to that song anymore. (smiling) Now if I can just get you to stop listening to ALL that worldly garbage and get you interested in Christian alternatives that are equally pleasing to the ears. But, again, I’m content with your current decision. Don’t be a stranger. Until then, be blessed and continue to be a blessing ya EAR me?! *A*

  3. Babi C on said:

    I was so mad when I first heard his verse. It was really upsetting cuz I love the song minus Jay-Z’s verse. I was jammin then all of a sudden I stopped and had my mouth open like woooooowww!!! I don’t listen to the song now. I tried to find a version withou him on it but I couldnt so ohwell its not that serious. Jay-Z is goin to a very dark place, very dark place…

  4. Indeed….just being obedient to this God-given assignment. I thank others, too, who are openly standing firm against this type of nonsense. Be blessed and continue to be a blessing ya EAR me?! *A*

  5. Belle on said:

    This is good stuff..I’m glad someone is blasting the “TRUTH”…and there is only one “TRUTH”…keep up the good work, *A*!

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