Game reveals controversial artwork for 'Jesus Piece' album

Fans divided over religious imagery used on front cover

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US rapper The Game has divided hip-hop fans with the cover of his new album 'Jesus Piece' – a black Jesus clad in gang affiliated clothing.

The image depicts a Christ-like figure wearing a bandana over his mouth, a gold chain around his neck and a tear drop tattoo under his eye. The Jesus figure is part of a stained glass window-like design decorated with marijuana leaves.

Game, who was baptized in 2011, has said the image sums up his current stance on religion. Speaking to Jenny Boom Boom TV earlier this year, the rapper said: "I still love the strip club and I still smoke and drink. I'm faithful to my family, so I wanted to make an album where you could love God and be of God, but still get it poppin' in your life."

Fans have been left divided, however, as you can see from a selection of Tweets below:

The Game releases 'Jesus Piece' via Interscope on December 11.

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