Asaiah Ziv (fka Kidd) makes statement about no longer claiming Christianity

Las Vegas-based rapper/producer Asaiah Ziv, who had released full-length projects Murder My Flesh and Hipsavvy: The Introduction under the stage name KIDD, released a statement through Rapzilla on Monday about why he has stopped identifying himself as a Christian.

"I love everyone — all religions and belief systems," Asaiah Ziv texted Rapzilla co-owner Chad Horton. "I'm searching for my fulfillment and what faith means to me. I hope everyone loves me the same way I love them, as well as the same way God loves us all... All love in the end, and I hope everyone enjoys the music."

Editor's note: Don't you dare leave a comment before you pray.

--- Update ---

Due to some confusion about our original report on Asaiah Ziv's faith, Rapzilla co-owner Chad Horton has offered a statement of clarification.

"We (Infiltrate Music) signed Aaron when he was KIDD at 15 years old," Horton said. "As an artist, I thought Aaron had the potential to do amazing things, considering the quality of music and maturity he displayed in his music at such at early age.

"Over the past year, we noticed that Aaron wasn't communicating much and heard from various people that he was having a tough time. We reached out several times to no avail. When Philip Rood and I finally spoke to him and got an update on where he was at, he mentioned that he was questioning Christianity and just trying to find happiness. After digging more, Aaron made it clear that he didn't think that Jesus was Christ, rather just a great man.

"We offered to talk more, prayed with him and told him we love him and his music. After discussing where things were at, Philip and I decided that we had to end our business relationship as Aaron's label. Aaron responded that he was relieved that we let him go because he didn't want to have to be the one to do it.

"I texted Aaron on Friday to let him know we had to let the Rapzilla audience know where he stood as far as his Christian faith, and offered for him to give a statement. Aaron texted the statement above. The reason we needed to do that is because we were a platform that co-signed him and connected fans who were looking to consume hip hop by Christians. We don't want people listening to Aaron's music and getting confused by the message with the assumption that he is speaking through a biblical worldview.

"The rest is history. This pains us greatly, and we love Aaron, are praying for him and are there for him if he needs us, and he knows this."
About the Author
David Daniels is a columnist at Rapzilla.com. He has been published at Bleacher Report, The Washington Times, Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, CCM Magazine, HipHopDX, Global Grind and Sphere of Hip Hop.

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