Rapper Q-Tip gets religion — at least on the Jewish Sabbath


(JTA) — Rapper Q-Tip says he’s going to become a Jewish Sabbath observer.

Q-Tip says he learned a few things about being Jewish on the set of the new movie "Holy Rollers," in which he plays an ecstasy dealer in a Chasidic community. The movie premiered this week.

"I’m going to enjoy Sabbath on Saturday, so on Friday at sunset I’m going to turn off my TV, my radio — I’m not going to do anything," Q-Tip told the New York Daily News. "And then when the sun sets on Saturday night, I’m going to raise hell!"

"Holy Rollers" is based on actual events in the late 1990s when Chasidim were recruited as mules to smuggle ecstasy from Europe into the United States.

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