Miami Kaos is the guy responsible for all those absurdly glossy rap covers that look like they were airbrushed then put through every filter in Photoshop then CGI'd for good measure. He is so sought-after in the world of mixtapes that wannabe-MC's have resorted to forging his signatures on their own photoshop efforts just to give their CDs a fighting chance. You'd think Miami would be sitting pretty at this point, but apparently all the generic ultra-macho imagery he was constantly commissioned to crank out started to get a bit tedious. So, in an effort to break out of this pigeon-hole, he reneged on a personal pledge to steer clear of religion in his work and turned Remy Ma into a huge-titted crucifix for her album Shesus Christ. Now, following her implication in a shooting, it looks like Miami Kaos is feeling the heat from the biggest G of them all...
VICE: You must be pretty sick of doing all the standard thugged-out stuff.
Miami Kaos: Yes. You have Miami Kaos, who can draw anything you can imagine, and 90 percent of the projects are, "Yo, draw me holding money in one hand and the 9MM in the other." I'm like, "Playboy, you can take a picture like that. Ask me to do the out of this world stuff."
Is there anything that's too out of the world for you though?
Being a Christian, I turn down any project where someone wants me to depict them as Jesus. Anything Biblical I'll refuse.
Erm... But what about that Remy Ma cover where you made her a she-Jesus?
I recently backslid. I did exactly what she asked for. I gave no input save that it wasn't a good look, but she ignored my advice. This decision was made on behalf of my staff who were urging me to think more of business than my personal feelings, but none of that should ever come before God. I did something that wasn't totally Kingdom... And look at the fall-out!
You think all this is punishment for you making her Shesus?
I prayed for forgiveness and won't be doing that again.
Well, good luck with that and thanks for your time!
Cool. Thanks to God.
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