Last week, hip hop artist Drake dropped two new videos for his Take Care tracks "Take Care" featuring Rihanna and "HYFR", which includes a guest appearance from Young Money general Lil Wayne.
While the "HYFR" visual became immensely popular among millions of fans, not everyone was impressed by the setting and venue in which the video was shot and the actions that took place within such a sacred sanctuary.
Drake says that the video is his re-commitment to Judaism and upon viewing the video for themselves, the people over at MTV Buzzworthy deemed the visuals as blasphemous. They issued a rather lengthy statement in an open letter to Drizzy displaying their obvious disappointment in the events that took place during the video.
Take a look at what they had to say to Drake about his video and let us know if you agree.
"As anyone who's gone so far as to recommit themselves to Judaism surely knows, the Torah is one of the most holy and sacred objects in the Jewish faith. That's why it gets its own special little home in every sanctuary, why we stand up and pray before and after we've read from the Torah, and why the Torah gets its own holiday."
"You get it because you know. A cake in the shape of a Torah is slightly tacky, but slamming down a Torah cake? Undeniably poor taste.
Getting wrecked in the sanctuary? Come on, man."
"Granted, a Bar Mitzvah is a TON of hard work (you know because you've had two of them), and as far as I'm concerned, it's appropriate to celebrate the tireless amount of work that goes into it. (And don't get me wrong — I LOVED a good game of Coke & Pepsi.) But a Bar Mitzvah is not a red cup event."
"And having Lil Wayne wear a mask and rap about roofie-ing a girl at a Bar Mitzvah? Not really okay. (Also, side note, I know Weezy could've popped for a suit.)"
"In my eyes, you took one of Judaism's most sacred objects events and made them totally profane. (And unfortunately, there are enough people out there willing to desecrate our religious objects and places of worship — we don't really need to do that ourselves.)"
"That alone was really disappointing, but so was the fact I had high hopes that you'd be the guy who'd make a music video that made being Jewish feel legitimately cool. But instead you just trashed a temple, a (cake) Torah, and a very sacred rite of passage."
There are some pretty harsh remarks directed towards Drizzy. Do you feel they're justified?