Nicki Minaj: “I got the power of life and death coming out of my tongue”

I remember the firs time I heard Nicki Minaj rap “I’m not lucky I’m blessed” on the radio. I thought I was listening to a Christian rapper, so I told my friends — which I like to joke about today — but I wasn’t completely wrong.

The famed rapper joins gospel singer Tasha Cobbs Leonard – who sings “Break Every Chain,” “Fill Me Up,” “Overflow,” “Put a Praise on It,”  – on a powerful worship song, “I’m Getting Ready” on Tasha’s new album: Heart. Passion. Pursuit.

Side note: Tasha Cobbs married Kenneth Leonard earlier this year!

Here is Nicki Minaj’s rap:

Yo, aye yo, beach house vibes maneuver the jetski
‘Cause-‘cause I serve the God that parted the red sea
Multi-million dollars commercials for Pepsi
From food-stamps to more ice than Gretzky
I don’t gotta talk the Lord defends me
I watch them all fall for going against me
‘Cause me and all my angels shot the devil up
While you was trying to pull me down I levelled up
I levelled up twice, I levelled up three times
He tapped ’em and told ’em “she’s mine”
So even when I cried I knew I’d be fine
Prepare for a miracle blessing in these times
Now praise Him, raise Him, name it, claim it
Every tongue that rises up against me, shame it
I breathe success in and out my lungs
I got the power of life and death coming out of my tongue

I’m reminded of Philippians 2:10-11

“that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

Celebrities Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have also been public about their faith recently.

Instead of criticizing and judging Nicki Minaj, pray for her and encourage her to do more projects like this one!

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August 25, 2017