Thursday, June 5, 2008 | 8:07am
Twista Gets Last Laugh at Catholic Priest Who Criticized His Lyrics on Billboards
Pastor Pfleger removed from post after making fun of Sen. Hillary Clinton. Twista cites his hypocracy
In a weird case of what goes around, comes around, a Chicago Catholic Pastor has been indefinitely removed from his post at the predominantly black St. Sabina Catholic Church following his tirade in which he made fun of Sen. Hillary Clinton. Pastor Michael Pfleger’s comments were made during in a sermon during a guest appearance at (of all places) Sen. Barack Obama’s former church, Trinity United Church of Christ, home of the controversial Rev. Jeramiah Wright. That sermon would ultimately ended up on YouTube
So why is Twista tickled pink about the pastor’s removal? If you’ll remember about a year ago, I told you about a Chicago billboard campaign criticizing rap lyrics, specifically those of Chicago native son, Twista. Well Pfleger was the leader of this push and cost Twista a boatload of cash when he was removed from a McDonald’s music tour after Pfleger’s campaign encouraged residents to contact the fast food chain to complain about the rapper’s lyrics. Twista couldn’t be happier about the announcement:
“Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Just last summer Father Pfleger said my words was trash to the community and I didn’t deserve to be on the McDonalds tour. It’s crazy how the tables turned in just under a year. Father Pfleger’s own words and opinions of Mrs. Clinton came In the worst way and now he expects for the world and his church to give him a full acceptance. Do you think its right that he apologizes and gets away with his words? Did he really lose anything? I lost a multi million dollar contract, he embarrassed and disgraced my name in public by his billboards calling my music trash. He even went as far as getting Bill O’Reilly to get on TV to diss me as well, and not once did he ever call me or even ask me my opinion of my views and music.
All it took was the young generation to expose him of his true colors, big shout out to Youtube.com for putting him on blast. Mr. Pfleger is in a much stronger position than I am. I represent the streets and hip-hop while he is a representative of God and I feel like he should have been a little more careful of his words too. I don’t look for any apologies from him, McDonalds, or even little Bill O’Reilly. I keep it street and 100 by saying ‘LOOK WHO’S CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK’.”