Singer Erica Campbell told Rapzilla that her 2015 gospel trap anthem “I Luh God” was inspired by O.T. Genasis’s viral hit “CoCo”, which celebrates cocaine.
The music video for “CoCo” has amassed over 150 million views since it dropped in Oct. 2014, and its message disgusted Campbell.
“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 said. “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.
“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.”
Two and a half months prior to the release of “I Luh God”, Campbell actually uploaded a video on Facebook where she complained about “CoCo”.
“It’s good to be a crack head now?” she said. “What is this song? Help, please.”
I can't right now! Please tell me this is a bad joke!!! #no #toomuch #comeon #amIOld
Posted by Erica Campbell on Wednesday, January 14, 2015
While Campbell attempted to counter a song that glorified drugs with one that glorified God, she received criticism over “I Luh God” — criticism which Bizzle responded to on a freestyle over the “I Luh God” instrumental.
“I got in a little trouble for [the song],” Campbell said, “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. He hears my heart.”