Pope Francis is the Internet's New Favorite Rapper

Who would have thought The Pope could bust a few bars on the mic? Apparently people on social media did and are having a blast with it.

Today’s hottest emcees like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Kanye, Jay Z all have new competition on their hands – Pope Francis.

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During a visit to St. Saviour Parish in Bangui, Uganda over the weekend, The Pope was photographed holding a microphone and his left arm stretched out as if he was about to freestyle.

Clearly, the internet found out about it and had a field day crafting memes and tweets as if Pope Francis was a rapper due to the positioning of his body in the photo.

Even high profile celebrities got in on the action and commented on the trending topic #PopeBars.

Kerry Washington tweeted:

Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the hip-hop Broadway musical, Hamilton, even threw in a verse:

Rapper Talib Kweli even gave a few bars:

The late rapper, Notorious B.I.G. once said: “You never thought that hip-hop would take it this far.” Now it has gone straight to The Vatican. 

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Pope Francis does have some musical roots, as last month, he released a progressive rock album called Wake Up! 

On the Vatican-approved album, his speeches and hymns were laid over rock music created by Believe Digital.

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