One of the largest Christmas Carol services in Sri Lanka has accidentally printed the lyrics to late rapper Tupac Shakur’s vitriolic banger, Hail Mary, instead of the traditional Catholic prayer.
According to Pedestrian TV, the mishap occurred during a carol service at Colombo’s Nelum Pokuna, which was attended by thousands of people.
The crowd opened their programmes to find possibly the world’s first recorded incident of the word “p****” appearing in a Christmas service, along with expletives every second line.
“I ain’t a killer, but don’t push me,” the lyrics go. “Revenge is like the sweetest joy next to gettin’ p****.”
The mistaken Hail Maryappeared in more than 1000 programmes for the event and images have gone viral across Sri Lankan Facebook.
The carol service was described as “a festival of music for peace and harmony” and was raising funds for “poverty alleviation projects”. (New Zealand Herald)