Sir The Baptist’s video, “Deliver Me,” is a poignant visual that addresses the ills of domestic violence, especially as it pertains to those who claim to follow the word of God.
The Brandy-assisted single finds Baptist sharing the true story of a woman who regularly suffered abuse at the hands of her husband, who happened to also be a deacon in their church.
“I remember my sister Mary/Would get beat by husband who was the deacon in the church/And the whole church knew/But no one would say anything/But I remember so clearly she was in the kitchen washing dishes and she would encourage herself, quietly because she didn’t want to start anything.”
Check out the video below.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.