Rapper Busta Rhymes & comedian Kevin Hart have tweeted their opinions over the controversial artwork for The Game’s new album, Jesus Piece.
The album cover, which depicts Jesus as a black man with dark flowing hair, sporting a teardrop tattoo below his eye, a Jesus piece chain around his neck, and a red bandanna across his mouth, has been met with mixed reactions from the hip-hop community.
Busta Rhymes was delighted with the artwork, tweeting “This artwork is brilliant!!!”. Rapper Mac Miller shared a similar reaction, tweeting “Game’s cover tight as fuck”.
MTV VMAs host Kevin Hart tweeted “LMFAO at @thegame Album cover, your the only person in the world that would make JESUS a thug in a picture lol!!! ”
Many of The Game’s Instagram followers weren’t too pleased with the artwork, with many saying the thug-inspired Jesus was a tad too much.