The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights isn’t very pleased about Jay-Z confessing his sins to his wife Beyoncé in a Catholic church for his new music video “Family Feud.”
The visuals to his song “Family Feud” which were released on Tidal last week confessing his sins to singer wife Beyoncé, whose also featured on the track. In the video it perceives a futuristic world ruled by his daughter, Blue Ivy. We also see a flashback to the present day showing Jay-Z joined by Beyoncé, who appears on the other side of a confessional booth in the video. In the song from Jay-Z’s Grammy-nominated 4:44 studio album, Beyoncé is also pictured in a black garb that resembles those worn by Russian Orthodox priests.
The eight-minute star-studded video, directed by Primetime Emmy Award winner Ava Duvernay, features actors Omari Hardwick, Michael B. Jordan, Thandie Newton, Brie Larson, America Ferrera, Niecy Nash, Rosario Dawson amongst many more.
Bill Donahue, the founder and president of the Catholic League, shared his thoughts about the video this week. Donahue said he was unimpressed with the video, interpreting the visuals in a statement featured on the Catholic League website. Donahue also stated that, the video is not anti-Catholic, however he did call it exploitative.
“Is it anti-Catholic? No, it is not a bigoted assault,” he expressed. “Indeed, it pales next to Jay-Z’s relentlessly racist (and anti-black) lyrics. But it is nonetheless gratuitous as well as exploitative, just the kind of thing we would expect from this genius couple.”
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