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Rapper Common

Bring On a Black Pope!

2/11/2013 11:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Rapper Common isn't too beat up about the Pope calling it quits today -- because it means the next leader of the Catholic Church ... COULD BE BLACK!!!

Common was coming back from a workout session in L.A. ... when our photog asked about the strong possibility Pope Benedict XVI's replacement could be a black cardinal from Ghana named Peter Turkson.

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In the age of a black President, Common tells us, electing a black Pope would be "a beautiful thing.

FYI -- Pope Benedict XVI is the first Pope in nearly 600 years to call it quits ... saying he's too old at the age of 85 to continue doing the job.

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46.

Tyler    

Obama isn't black. Lol

621 days ago
47.

laffnbear    

i HAVE NO INTEREST AT ALL IN WHAT ANY "RAPPER" SAYS.

621 days ago
48.

HumanNature    

HEY Cindy


ACCORDING TO THE "BIBLE"


His feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters.


Revelation 1:15


And in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest. The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire,


Revelation 1:13-14


PERFECT DESCRIPTION OF "JESUS CHRIST"

621 days ago
49.

Bea    

Power is shifting back to the black people....funny how life works..

621 days ago
50.

cindy    

Hey Harvey, leave us Catholics alone. How would you like a Black Rabbi?!

621 days ago
51.

trini_angel    

I agree with Common 100%...and all the racist commentors can shut the hell up!!!

621 days ago
52.

IndyMike    

Just look where a black President is leading us.....

621 days ago
53.

Ben    

Thank God they don't elect people of color just to do it like we did with Obama. If he is right then he should get it, but if he is not and you do it to satisfy the like of idiots like this, then it is wrong on so many levels.

621 days ago
54.

b    

Does this stupid f. Realize that since we have had a "black" president. His mother is white. Black on black crime has doubled. Look at these animals at the clubs. Give them a couple $ and they will kill each other.

621 days ago
55.

Dog    

I don't have a problem with it, bring it on ! Bring on some white basketball players, why not have more white players ? I have heard so many different black stars say black this and black that...so why can't a white person say they want a white player ? I'm white and proud...and want to see some white basketball players dammit !!!

621 days ago
56.

NOT ELMO    

michelle obama as the new Female Black Pope.................lol

621 days ago
58.

Reyna38    

Helllllllllllssss no....... Never .. Stop bring the black people out.. They are all evil....stupid idiots... Hahahahahaha nah never....

621 days ago
59.

JusMyOpinion    

Just what we need. A Pope with a pimp cup. Pope Sean Paul. Or would it be Pizzope?

621 days ago
60.

CINEMA    

He would be called a crow, not a Cardinal! lol

621 days ago
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