A Christmas carols service in Sri Lanka mistakenly printed out the lyrics to gangster rapper Tupac’s hit song ‘Hail Mary’ on thousands of its service programmes.
‘I ain’t a killer but don’t push me’: Christmas carol festival accidentally prints the lyrics of rapper Tupac’s hit ‘Hail Mary’ instead of traditional Catholic prayer on thousands of flyers.
The unfortunate mix-up took place at the Catholic 2016 Joy to the World Festival, which was held at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka.
Instead of reflecting on the traditional Catholic prayer’s message of how ‘blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus’ – attendees were presented with lyrics reading: ‘I ain’t a killer but don’t push me, revenge is like the sweetest joy, Next to gettin’ p***y.’
A Christmas carols service in Sri Lanka accidentally printed out the lyrics to gangster rapper Tupac’s hit song ‘Hail Mary’ on thousands of its service programmes
Instead of the traditional Catholic prayer ‘Hail Mary’ – service programmes had the vitriolic lyrics to Tupac’s hit 1997 song
The song ‘Hail Mary’ was released shortly after Tupac was shot dead in 1996. It bares no real resemblance to the Catholic prayer (Pope Francis pictured right)
Sri Lankan journalist Jithendra Antonio uploaded photographs of the carols program to his Twitter account, tagging Pope Francis and CNN.
The lyrics were printed on over 1,000 flyers for the event – which is heralded as one of the biggest carol services in the country, according to Pedestrian TV.
The event was billed by organisers as ‘a fund-raiser for poverty alleviation projects jointly organised by the Archdiocese of Colombo and St. Joseph Vaz Trust.’