Colombo, Dec 25 – One of the largest Christmas Carol services in Sri Lanka has accidentally printed the lyrics to late rapper Tupac Shakur’s vitriolic banger, Hail Mary, instead of the traditional Catholic prayer.
According to Pedestrian TV, the mishap occurred during a carol service at Colombo’s Nelum Pokuna, which was attended by thousands of people.
The mistaken Hail Mary appeared in more than 1000 programmes for the event and images have gone viral across Sri Lankan Facebook.
The carol service was described as “a festival of music for peace and harmony” and was raising funds for “poverty alleviation projects”.
Tupac’s Hail Mary lyrics go like this:
“Now pay attention: bless me please, Father, I’m a ghost.
“In these killing fields, Hail Mary, catch me if I go
“Let’s go deep inside the solitary mind of a madman.
“Screams in the dark, evil lurks, enemies see me flee.
“Activate my hate, let it break to the flame.
“Set trip, empty out my clip, never stop to aim.
“Some say the game is all corrupt and f*cked in this sh*t
“Stuck, n*ggas is lucky if we bust out this sh*t.
“Plus, Mama told me never stop until I bust a nut.
“F*ck the world if they can’t adjust, it’s just as well, Hail Mary.”
Tupac is set to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, joining Pearl Jam, Yes, Journey, the Electric Light Orchestra and Joan Baez in receiving the honour.
(With inputs from News.com.au)