This week, Pope Francis set the Twitterverse on fire.
A photo taken during his historic tour of Africa looks like his Holiness is … well, it kind of looks like he’s rapping.
People have been posting rhymes to Twitter with the hashtag #popebars, imagining what rhymes MC Pontifex would drop, if the photo turned out to be for real.
God is the Father,but all yall are my sons, Pray I don’t take your girl and make her one of my nuns #PopeBars— Ghetto Translations (@UrbanEngIish) December 1, 2015
Or would Francis be more likely to drop a Biggie reference?
Even some pretty famous people jumped in to write rhymes for the Pope. We found bars from Tommy Chong:
The playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda jumped in:
Lyrical cataclysm Miracle catechism Smack em w that epistle Then Back to the Vaticizzle #PopeBars— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 30, 2015
And here’s one from a classic Brooklyn guy, Talib Kweli.
Thanks to Elton Cray for helping us out with #popebars. Elton has an EP available now.
And he is going back into the studio with his band, The Pariahs. Watch for a new record from him in 2016.
As for Pope Francis, we’re still waiting on the record.