A popular rapper who admitted to being worshiped by fans and once claimed to have ‘found God’ and professedly ‘hopped to Christianity’ has released a profanity-laced video claiming that he has fallen away from the faith.
“If Hell is truly Your pit of fire and I get thrown in it, I’ma probably regret the fact that I ever wrote this [expletive],” Marcus Jamal Hopson, better known to fans as “Hopsin,” raps in a new song called Ill Mind of Hopsin 7. “I hopped to Christianity so strongly, then I fell out. Now I’m avoiding questions like a scared dog with his tail down.”
In 2012, during an interview with HardKnock TV, Hopsin stated that he had turned to God and wanted to follow a path of holiness.
“I feel like God is just telling me what I need to do and He’s showing me the light,” he explained. “I’ve been working on my relationship with God … [and] it gets to a point where you don’t want to walk down the sinful road anymore.”
“I have found God and I see things differently,” Hopsin continued. “I feel like God is going, ‘No, don’t lose hope ’cause these humans are driven by the ways of the flesh and they are all brainwashed.’ God is saying, ‘Just stick with Me, Marcus, and everything is going to be good. Just follow My lead and everything is going to be good.'”
But he also commented on how he had been taken by the adoration of the youth as he performed on stage.
“They praised me,” Hopsin said. “They almost worshiped me, and it threw my mind off because I’ve never been in that type of situation or position in my whole entire life.”
He outlined that although he did not plan to perform Christian music, he wanted to help those that were lost find the pathway to happiness and success. His music, while proceeding to denounce drug use, immorality and other sins that entangle much of America’s youth, remained heavily laden with profanity and other explicit language.
In February, Hopsin shared on Twitter that being in the limelight had adversely affected his faith.
“Being so heavily involved with this industry made me lose touch with God,” he Tweeted. “I don’t even know if I believe in Him anymore.”
In his new music video, which has gone viral since its release last Friday—gaining over 2 million views, Hopsin expresses doubt in God, declaring, “I don’t know if You do or don’t exist; it’s driving me crazy.”
“My gut feeling says it’s all fake,” he raps. “I hate to say it, but [expletive] I’ve lost faith.”
“This isn’t a small phase, my perspective’s all changed,” Hopsin announces. “My thoughts just keep picking [expletive] apart all day and in my mind I make perfect sense.”
He states that he can’t believe the Bible anymore because of his conclusion that it was written by man. Hopsin screams at God that He can’t believe that He is real until He shows him the evidence, declaring that he is “done” with Christianity.
With over 27,000 YouTube comments over the new video, Ill Mind of Hopsin 7 has stirred significant controversy.
“He just changed my whole perspective on God,” one commenter wrote.
“Somebody tell me what has happened to him,” another lamented.
But others state that they lovingly fear for Hopsin, noting that the enemy is seeking his soul.
“I’m more scared for him if anything, because Jesus ain’t a joke, and Hop will have to answer for this,” one viewer wrote. “[W]e can’t forget that Satan is out here working, too. He don’t want Hop to be saved. Lord, have mercy.”