I’m sorry Mary Mary but sometimes I can’t hear your music over your hips tight clothes.
I really don’t have that big of a problem with the gospel (now crossover) group Mary Mary but after hearing their hit “God in Me” 5 bajillion times because it plays on mainstream and gospel radio stations, they are irking me at the moment. Gospel artists aren’t really known for being “fashionable” even though people dress to the nine’s in church (can I get an amen?). I began taking note of how this group dresses after a friend of mine’s made a comment on Facebook about one of them when this song first came out and was being played on the urban stations. He said something to the effect of thinking of something in one of the group member’s and it wasn’ t God. *and from this pic, you may be able to tell which one I’m talking about*
I know it may be hard to try to look decent and not frumpy when you have a shape. Or, just to be fashionable while you’re trying to deliver a message about Jesus. Even in, “God in Me” they seem to be putting fashion and things in front of the word. I wouldn’t even call this song Gospel, but R&B that mentions God.
You’re so fly, You’re so high
Everybody round you tryna figure out why
You’re so cool, You win all the time
Everywhere you go, Man you get a lot of shine
Draw like a magnet, Better yet I have it
Everything you wear, People say they gotta have it (envy much?)
From the sweat suit, to the white tee, to the Gucci (did Gucci pay them?)
You can probably say, People wanna get like me (conceited much?)
You see her style, You think she nice
You look at her whip, You say the whip tight
You look at her crib, You thinkin’ she paid
You look at her life, You think she’s got it made
But everything she’s got, The girl’s been given
She call it a blessing, But you call it living
When it come to money, She can be a hero
She write them checks with a whole lot of zero’s
…And the justification for all this flyness, Gucci bags, and check writing… Oh yea, God.
I know people who don’t look “fly” everyday, don’t have whip, yet God shines through them…they are blessed. And, I am blessed to know them. So, Mary Mary, these are NOT the only blessings God bestows upon people…the material things are not what makes people blessed. I just don’t know Mary Mary…I think this song sends the wrong message.