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Erica Campbell

Erica Campbell broke new ground with her hit trap gospel song “I Luh God” last year, which she now reveals was inspired by one rapper proclaiming his love for drugs.

After rapper O.T. Genasis’ 2014 song “CoCo,” an ode to the love of cocaine, became a top 20 hit on U.S. Billboard charts with major airplay, the 43-year-old gospel singer knew she had to do something.

“I was listening to the radio. Some song called ‘I’m In Love With The CoCo’ came on, and I got upset ’cause I’m like, this is what kids are singing and saying over and over,” Campbell told Rapzilla. “Why can’t [Christians] change that? We got some crazy writers, incredible artists that love Jesus. Let’s infiltrate! Let’s get in there and change it.”

The singer and songwriter decided to craft a record where people could party for Jesus.

“I know sometimes I want to turn up and have a good time, but I don’t want to listen to [music like ‘CoCo’], so I figured I’m a songwriter, I’ll write my own song,” she said. “I got in a little trouble for [the song], but I don’t think God is ever mad when you’re saying that I love God, no matter the dialect, slang, whatever. I love God… I luh God, It’s all the same.”

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