Many Christian Hip-Hop fans feel Andy Mineo was short-changing the genre when he said, “I hope people listen to the music. Don’t write it off because there is a Christian doing it and it’s been labeled that way, because if I’m honest with you, Christian rap for the most part has been corny,” in preview interview with MTV News. The statement has stirred up a bit of controversy.
Andy posted an apology on his Facebook page stating, “Today my first major MTV interview is airing! I’m excited about it, but, I also want to share a few things [with] those tuning in. Those interviews are so tough. So much is running through my mind as I think through how to navigate each answer on the spot. I’m constantly pondering how to be honest, faithful, considerate of all parties watching and biblically accurate…I definitely could have chosen my words more carefully to consider my audience better in this interview. I’m learning. My apologies go out to anyone who may be offended by some of my statements on air.”
Despite the controversy, Andy has always been an artist of integrity repping both the art form and the Christian faith. Support his new EP ‘Never Land’ dropping January 28th.
Check out the full article on MTV News here.