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Sri Lankan Church Accidentally Prints Lyrics To Tupac’s ‘Hail Mary’ Instead Of Catholic Prayer


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In a hilarious mix-up, a Catholic church in Sri Lanka posted the lyrics to Tupac Shakur’s hit ‘Hail Mary’, which was released posthumously months after the iconic rapper’s September 1996 death.

Tupac, or Makaveli as he was calling himself then, begins his first verse with the iconic line,”I ain’t a killer but don’t push me/ Revenge is like the sweetest joy next to getting p**sy”. That strikes a slightly different tone than the Catholic prayer it is named after, which begins, “Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee.”

According to the Daily Mail, Catholic 2016 Joy to the World Festival, which was held at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, and over 1,000 flyers with the lyrics were printed.


(Photo via Facebook/  Sachintha Abeyrathne)

(Photo via Facebook/ Sachintha Abeyarathne)


(Photo via Facebook/ Sachintha Abeyarathne)

(Photo via Facebook/ Sachintha Abeyarathne)

Like Jesus Christ, Tupac was a world-changing superstar who was killed too young, and many people believe that he will return during their lifetimes.

Now I’m Jewish, but if they start having rap-alongs to Tupac songs at Catholic services I’d convert yesterday.

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