Pope Benedict Becomes Pope Emeritus Today. Rapper Pope Emeritus Pissed Off.

For the first time in 600 years, we have a living retired pope.  Pope Benedict XVI shall been known for the rest of his days as pope emeritus.  Not only has his decision sent the Roman Catholic Church and its 1.2 billion followers into a tizzy, it’s also greaty annoyed a rapper in Oakland.

Pope Emeritus is also the name of a rapper who has been recording under that name since 2008.  Before that, he was known as Nortorious P.O.P.E.  

Given that Mr. Emeritus has dibs on the name–a simple Google search would have led the Vatican to him–he’s thinking of suing.  But he’s saying that for the sake of some quick publicity, right?  Right?

(Via the New Yorker)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Pope Benedict Becomes Pope Emeritus Today. Rapper Pope Emeritus Pissed Off.

  • March 3, 2013 at 6:09 pm
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    A quick google search will tell you that Andy Borowitz writes fake news in his "Borowitz Report" and that there is no wrapper named "Pope Emeritus"…

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