Atlanta Radio-Personality Puts Pastors on Blast with Beyonce Parody [Video]
shai linne isn’t the only one speaking out against the Prosperity Gospel. Darlene McCoy, who is a national recording artist and Radio Host for Praise 102.5 in Atlanta, released a parody of Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable” in which, according to the video’s YouTube description, she puts “pastors on blast.”
While her version of “Irreplaceable” doesn’t mention any names, the track is sure to ruffle some feathers.
McCoy’s humorous five-minute clip begins with a Pastor, who is played by Special K from the Ricky Smiley Morning Show, preaching about how God loves prosperity. He goes on to brag about the gold and silver Bentley’s that he drives. The Pastor then asks for a selection from the choir and an older member encourages Darlene McCoy to get up and sing “God is Trying to Tell You Something,” which was made famous in Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple. McCoy steps on stage and the instrumental to “Irreplaceable” begins playing. She then, over the Stargate produced track, describes how wrong the Pastor is for fleecing the flock. Her version of the song is built around the concept that the Pastor is indeed replaceable, because his version of the gospel is faulty and the church can hire “another you in a minute.”
The validity of the prosperity gospel has been highly debated in Christian circles for years. Last month, the debate hit a feverish pitch when shai linne released the song “Fal$e Teachers,” which accused Joel Osteen, TD Jakes, Paula White and nine other pastors of being false teachers. White’s son Bradley Knight then responded to shai linne with an open letter refuting the accusation. Several days later, shai linne responded to Knight’s letter with his own open letter, that included more specific charges.
This isn’t McCoy’s first parody video. Last summer, she released a parody of Tamala Mann’s hit record, “Take Me to the King” entitled “Take Me To Burger King.” In the clip, she romanticizes about the Burger King menu while sitting in front of a bathroom mirror. McCoy’s version has garnered over 100K YouTube hits at press time.
According to the description for “Irreplaceable” on YouTube, the song is from an album Darlene McCoy is set to release August 6th entitled “Random Foolishness.” It is unclear if the album will be full of parody’s or original music by McCoy.