"They call me Dope Francis": Twitter goes nuts imagining the pope freestyling on the mic

Writers Ta-Nehisi Coates and Lin-Manuel Miranda got into the #PopeBars spirit as the pontiff tours Africa

Published November 30, 2015 8:00PM (EST)

  (Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi)
(Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi)

A new photo of Pope Francis speaking in Africa over the weekend has resurrected #PopeBars, a hashtag last seen in April whereby people tweet-spit papal-inspired rhymes.

It's always hard to track where a meme begins, but the hashtag appears to have started (aptly) with "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda:

National Book Award-winner Ta-Nehisi Coates ran with it:

And now, the great flood:

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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