We certainly didn't peg a priest hearing Rihanna's music in hell on my 2023 bingo card. But here we are.
Pastor Gerald A. Jonhson took to TikTok to share his brief stint in the fiery depths of hell (talk about a plot twist), where the "Lift Me Up" singer was allegedly on the playlist.
After suffering a heart attack and allegedly "dying" in 2016, Pastor Johnson claims he found himself in the blazing inferno instead of the pearly white gates, where he claimed he encountered "indescribable" happenings that he "wouldn't wish on [his] worst enemy."
Particularly, the priest says he stumbled across a room where demonic advocates sang torturous renditions of hits like Rihanna's "Umbrella," Bobby McFerrin's "Dont Worry, Be Happy," and Jazmine Sullivan's "Bust Your Windows."
"I knew that on Earth, a lot of lyrics, music, and songs were inspired by demons," Johnson said in the video, which has garnered over 4 million views.
"Every lyric to every song is to torment you as to the fact that you didn't worship God through music when you were on the earth."
Why was a man of God cast into hell in the first place? Pastor Johnson claims the answer came from Jesus himself — yep, you read that right — who said that the priest secretly wished punishment on those he didn't forgive, resulting in his temporary damnation.
Rihanna's had some bad judgment in the past, but we certainly didn't expect her to end up on the hell's soundtrack.
This joins the expanding thread of spiritual-focused concerns within celebrity culture, next to Doja Cat's satanic worship theories, Addison Rae's Praying campaign, and Demi Lovato's Holy Fvck controversy.