17 January, 2016 10:05
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Cardinell George Pell has announced he will be returning fire to Australian musician Tim Minchin in a diss track set to be released onto SoundCloud at 3pm this afternoon.
The soon to be released song is believed to be titled “Back To Ballarat” and sees the 74-year-old Pell fire shots at Minchin over his “twitter fingers” and general lack of street credibility.
“Yeah, trigger fingers turn to twitter fingers
Yeah, you gettin’ bodied by a Vatican preacher
I’m not the type of preacher that’ll snitch on preachers
And shout-out to all those out there protectin’ Catholic teachers”
Pell’s long-awaited return to the studio was spurred last night after Minchin called him out in an earlier song that was broadcast live on Channel 10’s The Project.
“I’ve been been searching for a reason to get back in the lab. This ginger-headed motherf**ker gave me just that,” Pell posted on social media after hearing the diss track earlier last night.
Shortly after he posted another status: “Chargin up..”
In the initial Minchin song, titled Come Home (Cardinal Pell), the award-winning composer berates Cardinal Pell for refusing to return to Australia to appear before the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
Throughout his song, Minchin calls Australia’s highest ranking Catholic “scum” and “a coward” for not flying back from the Vatican to appear at the commission due to, what many believe to be, a made-up illness.
In early February, the Cardinal’s doctors told the commission that Pell could not travel to Australia due to his health. Pell is scheduled to appear at the commission, in Victoria’s Ballarat, via videolink on February 29.
Speaking exclusively to WorldStarHipHop.com this morning, Cardinal George Pell said that Tim Minchin has “quite a nerve to accuse anyone of being involved in child abuse, particularly when he himself has profited from composing the broadway show Matilda” – a story that Pell believes trivialises the life of an ill-treated and neglected schoolchild.
“How dare he. I haven’t admitted to doing anything to kids. I haven’t admitted to doing any abuse. I haven’t admitted to hiding and protecting child predators. I haven’t done anything!”
“He’s the one that made a musical about child abuse. I literally did the opposite. I made a point of NOT making a song and dance about child abuse,”
Pell dedicates a line to Matilda in his new diss track.
“Is that a world tour or your girl’s tour?”
The former Archbishop of Sydney’s inability to return home to Australia to give evidence has left a bad taste in the mouths of both Catholics and non-Catholics right around Australia – with many putting it down to his ego – and the fact that he would not like to spend the rest of his life in prison for aiding and assisting now infamous child sex offenders in regional Victoria and right across Australia in the 50 years since he was ordained in 1966.
In December last year it was reported that the Pell would not return home for the Royal Commission unless he was able to bring his entourage of 20-30 men of the cloth with him, he also insisted that he be welcomed into the hearing with an entrance song.
Earlier this month it was also reported that he had “considered” giving up protecting child sex offenders for lent, “but decided to go without Kanye instead”
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