Game is no stranger to controversy and he’s about to ignite another firestorm with the illustrated cover for his upcoming album Jesus Piece. The religious-themed artwork features a portrait of Jesus with a teardrop tattoo under his eye, a Jesus piece chain around his neck, and red bandana over his mouth.
The image has already sparked outrage from some fans. “You took this shit too far,” wrote one of Game’s Instagram followers, while another added, “Open minded people see this concept, but I think this cover can push some people away homie.”
Jesus Piece, Game’s fifth and possibly final album for Interscope, is due in December featuring appearances from Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, and Kanye West, who is featured on the title track.
“You want to believe in God, but you don’t want to be criticized and ridiculed by people who think that they’re better than you,” Game told Rap-Up TV of the concept. “I don’t want to feel like I can’t love God or appreciate Jesus and have to put down that blunt.”