Executive produced by Kanye West and featuring verses from Future, Ye and Kid Cudi, the expansive project was met with a lukewarm reception on Twitter shortly after its release, with numerous people referring to it as “trash.”
But according to Carti fans, there was at least one reideeming quality — Kanye on the song “Go2DaMoon.” With lines such as “Wolverine in a sheep skin, I be goin’ off the deep end/We here for a reason, boy, we got more to do/You text just like, “Yo,” I’m like, ‘Yo, I been avoidin’ you’/Ye Jesus gang, you correct/You always askin’ for Buddha, you a Budapest (Ayy),” fans of Yeezy were thrilled to have the “old Kanye” back.
The fact Ye also dropped a line about Jesus on an album perceived to have satanic connotations also wasn’t lost on Hip Hop fans. People are cracking jokes left and right about the very vocal Christian not being aware of Carti’s Whole Lotta Red merch, which features inverted crosses.
While the upside cross is believed to be a satanic symbol, in actuality it’s associated with the martyrdom of Peter the Apostle. When sentenced to death, Peter requested his cross be upside down due to feeling unworthy of being crucified in the same manner as Jesus.
Even so, Twitter found it hilarious — and hypocritical — Mr. Sunday Service would cosign the project at all.
Check out some of the various reactions below.
— Brooklyn (@BrooklynBoyB) December 25, 2020
— brucedropemoff Burner (@dweeb1080) December 25, 2020
— . (@Yrnrabi) December 25, 2020
— nasluvsosa (@nasluvsosa) December 25, 2020
— BIGDILF (@Bigdilfff) December 25, 2020
New carti disappointing. All that Satanic shit ain’t cool… just super corny… Kanye a false prophet for supporting that shit. Carti needs rehab and sleep ?
— mudd (@muddppnw) December 25, 2020
THIS NIGGA RLY SAID “I got me some thots, they thought I was gay”, ong bro this mf so garbage CHRIST FORGIVE ME pic.twitter.com/qO6oNRqNvN
— ????? ? (@idrcwtvr) December 25, 2020
LIVE LOOK into FANS REACTING to PLAYBOI CARTI-WHOLE LOTTA RED
— Tyler Gregory (@TylerG_2347) December 25, 2020
The real ? Uzi dropped 3 albums for us this year. Fuck Carti that shit is not rap that shit trash. Disgraceful pic.twitter.com/U5xgL0YUaV
— Haroon Ahmed (@Harooney98) December 25, 2020
Kanye: Jesus Gang
Carti: *drops satanic merch*
— Juan (@alilcloudyy) December 25, 2020
Playboi Carti's Mickey Mouse cakewalk to dropping WLR:
• delayed the album for years to reduce his workload
• carried by his features
• overhyped and overrated
• no competition on Christmas
— Imran (@PopCultureIKhan) December 25, 2020
Carti: “I ride in a demon, I feel like I'm Satan”
— Jay ✌? (@J_Onaka) December 25, 2020
carti album trash gn pic.twitter.com/vIhNZSVm2z
— ??♂️ (@icyfentydaniel) December 25, 2020
Kanye preaching on WLR
Satan : pic.twitter.com/mXOFzvfinB
— Каюм (@SeketulOuro) December 25, 2020
Kanye executive produced this and this album is trash …….. but that can explain why he hasn’t had any recent leaks …. Playboi Carti what the hell happened?
— miam miam (@frenchforyummy) December 25, 2020
i’m not blaming iggy for anything but carti been trash, even before they were together.
anyway, i hate love it makes boss ass btches do dumb sh!t pic.twitter.com/5wOwGOdQAl
— ANACONDA TO 1B | IFB (@AintNoBackTalk) December 25, 2020
I’m sorry to all my carti stans out there but this album trash. Maybe it’s cause I’m not leaning or even stoned but sober 90% of this unlistenable. Might come back to like 2-3 of the 24. Sounds like he made this shit in a night off a handful of bars and a couple cups of codeine
— jRYAN (@flyinjryan) December 25, 2020
— Joel (@bowlcutjoel) December 25, 2020
AYO KANYE SNAPPING HOLY SHIT I MISS THIS YE
— ??♂️?? ?? ?☠️シ (@smuckersbytyler) December 25, 2020
— leyadha10 (@yadha10) December 25, 2020
— nickstrrr / TWEWY TWO HOLY SHITTTTTT HOLY SHIT (@nickstrrr1) December 25, 2020
PLAYBOI CARTI GOING CRAZY ??
-0 GOOD SONGS ??
-CARRIED BY CUDI AND KANYE ?
-MADE FANS WAIT 2 YEARS FOR A MID ALBUM???
-MARIO JUDAH IS A BETTER PLAYBOI CARTI THEN PLAYBOI CARTI ??????
-USED TO BE GOOD THEN BECAME A GAY VAMPIRE #WLR
— ??????¹²(1-0) (@MorantGotNext) December 25, 2020
— Lion (@HeAteTheBones) December 25, 2020
— Cody (@CodyRxssom) December 25, 2020
— KANYE DROP DONDA (@ZootedBANS) December 25, 2020