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Joel Osteen Just Got Dragged Into the Kendrick/Drake Beef

Joel Osteen Just Got Dragged Into the Kendrick/Drake Beef

If you’ve been online today, you’ve seen that Kendrick Lamar dropped the latest diss track in a weeks-long rap battle with Drake, J. Cole and other rappers who inserted themselves into “the rap beef of the decade.”

What you may have missed, though, is that a new name has entered the chat: Joel Osteen. 

That’s right, the Houston-based megachurch pastor of Lakewood Church was name-dropped by Lamar in his new track, “euphoria.”

“Am I battlin’ a ghost or AI?” Lamar said. “N**** feelin’ like Joel Osteen.”

Now, if you stop there, you may wonder how in the world Osteen plays into the ongoing beef. The truth is, he doesn’t at all. Lamar actually meant to name-drop Haley Joel Osment, the child star of films like The Sixth Sense and AI. Lamar references both of those films in the following lines. 

“Funny, he was in a film called AI / And my sixth sense tellin’ me to off him.”

The Internet quickly noticed the flub, and within hours both Osment and Osteen were trending on X.

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