PJ Morton Talks About The Weed-smoking And Wild-life Partying At YMCMB



To look at PJ Morton’s music career, it’s easy to forget he is a preacher’s kid who got his start in gospel music.
The son of Bishop Paul & Pastor Debra Morton, who is signed to Lil Wayne’s Young Money label and is a keyboardist for pop group Maroon 5, opened up about the weed-smoking, wild-partying atmosphere of his label home.
“Well it’s smoky in the studio anytime you’re with Wayne,” Morton told NBC’s TheGrio.com in an interview. “There’s women around and its a party, but in comparison to Maroon 5 –
[Maroon's] vibe is a lot more chill. It’s more like a writing session for
songwriters.”
The party, unfortunately, recently spilled over onto the Grammy, Stellar, and Dove award winner's single “Lover,” that features a profanity-filled, offensive verse by Lil Wayne.
The song’s premise is that Morton is a “lover, not a fighter” who has grown tired of arguing and fussing in his relationship. But that message is overshadowed in the explicit version, which includes a base rap delivered by “Lil Tunechi.”
“She say she love me but now all we do is f-ck and fight, and I just pull them draws over like they running lights,” Wayne raps, as the content grows worse with each verse.
“Don’t start honey, I’ll put that d-ck up on you, make you walk funny.”
The next line goes, “See I’m a lover, not a fighter, but I beat that pu--y up…”
Ironically, Wayne makes a similar reference to beating up a woman’s genitalia on a February remix of Future's "Karate Chop.”  Only difference is, on Future’s version, he added a gruesome detail, comparing his sexual escapades to the brutal 1955 beating death of revered civil rights figure Emmett
Till—something that cost him a potentially lucrative endorsement deal with Mountain Dew.
Yet, Morton allowed the vulgar lyricist to debase his music—something he once told EEW Magazine President & CEO, Dianna Hobbs, he would never do.
In a November 2009 exclusive with EEW, Morton and Hobbs chatted at length at the Tralf Music Hall in Buffalo, NY, where he told the award-winning faith-based media specialist he simply wanted to sing about love, but would never release music that undermined his Christian lifestyle or betrayed his mission to perform exclusively clean R&B.
“I think songs should reflect the way you live,” said the author of Why Can't I Sing
About Love? The Truth About The "Church"
Against "Secular" Music, adding, “I want to be like Jesus and I want my heart to be right.”
But when Morton allows Wayne to include
Lyrics like this: “Sh-t gone get real if you don’t quit it. We argue over bulls--t and you ain’t Scotty Pippen…” is that something Jesus would do?
According to him, when it comes to going back and forth between genres, specifically pop & R&B, “It’s really not that big of a difference actually. Once you get past the lyrical content, all bands are a certain level of pop (music).”
But, “getting past the content,” is something a core group of Morton’s previous gospel followers can’t seem to do these days.
Many are left wondering, how far is too far?
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