‘Bible At My Side Like A Rifle With A God-Given Gift’: Eminem Talks About His Faith In Remix Of Kanye’s ‘Use This Gospel’

‘Bible At My Side Like A Rifle With A God-Given Gift’: Eminem Talks About His Faith In Remix Of Kanye’s ‘Use This Gospel’

Superstar Eminem talked about his Faith in a new remix of Kanye West’s 2019 song “Use This Gospel” as he rapped about being pulled by the devil, putting his “faith in You, Father,” and more.

In the video that dropped on YouTube Thursday, fans hear the 49-year-old rap about how he’s “holding on,” but doesn’t know how much “longer” he can take it since there are temptations from Satan everywhere he looks.

Eminem raps the lines, “Today’s the day that I put all of my trust and faith in You, Father/Please let this hate make me stronger/’Fore they turn on me like a zombie/It’s like I’m being strangled unconscious (Yeah)/When temptation is almost like Satan is making you tryna/Take you away from your daughters.”

In one part, he raps about ending up in “rectangular objects,” a reference to coffins. He also sings, “So my savior, I call on/To rescue me from these depths of despair/So these demons better step like a stair/Because He is my shepherd.”

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He claims that he’s “Armed with Jesus, my weapon is prayer,” and near the end of his part on the song he raps, “Woke up on stage at a concert/Whole place looking like a mosh pit/Bible at my side like a rifle with a God-given gift/Every single day I thank God for/That’s why I pay so much homage/Praises to Jesus, I’ll always.”

The mix was produced by Dr. Dre, and Eminem raps alongside West in the remix of the song. The song was originally featured on Ye’s album “JESUS IS KING,” and the remix appeared on DJ Khaled’s “GOD DID” album, which dropped Friday, UPROXX reported.

In September 2020, West gave fans a hint that Eminem was involved in the remix project.

@Eminem THANK YOU FOR RAPPING ON THE DR DRE REMIX OF USE THIS GOSPEL I HAVW ALWAYS LOVED AND RESPECTED YOU AND IM HONORED TO HAVE YOU BLESS THIS SONG … ITS ALSO NORTH WEST’S FAVORITE KANYE WEST SONG OF ALL TIME

— ye (@kanyewest) September 18, 2020

“THANK YOU FOR RAPPING ON THE DR DRE REMIX OF USE THIS GOSPEL I [HAVE] ALWAYS LOVED AND RESPECTED YOU AND IM HONORED TO HAVE YOU BLESS THIS SONG … ITS ALSO NORTH WEST’S FAVORITE KANYE WEST SONG OF ALL TIME,” Kanye tweeted.

Though there doesn’t appear to be a definitive answer as to whether or not the legendary rapper is a born again Christian, Eminem has rapped in the past using religious references, such as in his 2014 song “Fine Line.”

He raps the line, “And I don’t like how I see myself, so I open the Bible to Isaiah/’Cause I swear to Christ there are nights where I stay up at night/And say a prayer twice just to make sure God hears cause this ice layer/I skate on’s a nice way of putting it …”

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