Playboi Carti dropped his highly anticipated album Whole Lotta Red at midnight EST on Christmas Day (December 25), but it’s not getting the adulation the 24-year-old rapper was probably expecting.
Executive produced by Kanye West and featuring verses from Future, Ye and Kid Cudi, the expansive project was met with a lukewarm reception on Twitter shortly after its release, with numerous people referring to it as “trash.”
But according to Carti fans, there was at least one reideeming quality — Kanye on the song “Go2DaMoon.” With lines such as “Wolverine in a sheep skin, I be goin’ off the deep end/We here for a reason, boy, we got more to do/You text just like, “Yo,” I’m like, ‘Yo, I been avoidin’ you’/Ye Jesus gang, you correct/You always askin’ for Buddha, you a Budapest (Ayy),” fans of Yeezy were thrilled to have the “old Kanye” back.
The fact Ye also dropped a line about Jesus on an album perceived to have satanic connotations also wasn’t lost on Hip Hop fans. People are cracking jokes left and right about the very vocal Christian not being aware of Carti’s Whole Lotta Red merch, which features inverted crosses.
While the upside cross is believed to be a satanic symbol, in actuality it’s associated with the martyrdom of Peter the Apostle. When sentenced to death, Peter requested his cross be upside down due to feeling unworthy of being crucified in the same manner as Jesus.
Even so, Twitter found it hilarious — and hypocritical — Mr. Sunday Service would cosign the project at all.
Check out some of the various reactions below.