Lecrae had a busy media day in NYC this week as he made stops at both Shade 45’s ‘Sway in the Morning’ and Hot 97’s ‘Ebro in the Morning’.
On Sway, Lecrae was given an incredible introduction by the radio host that praised the emcee’s abilities and faith. It was a heap of praise not often given to a Christian artist.
From there, the conversation opened up into people treating Lecrae like a holy man of sorts. They asked Lecrae whether people stop smoking or don’t swear around him etc.
“I hate that. I may not condone it, but I don’t condemn nobody because I’m not perfect myself,” he shared. “I’ll be 100% me and you be 100% you. As long as it’s not something directly offending me…we can’t grow, we can’t build…if you’re pretending to be something you’re not.”
After briefly talking about marriage and having a strong relationship with his wife, one of the hosts asked Lecrae about Christian rappers who are anti-secular, judgmental, and very inclusive of keeping things within the faith.
“I think a lot of their perspective is adopted from white evangelicalism (Ameri-Christianity) and not the authentic eastern mindset of it. You’ve adopted more of a nationalism than you’ve adopted a faith…” explained Lecrae. “It’s making you hate you’re own kind, it’s making you very condescending, making you self righteous, making you feel like you’re better than other people and not making you realize that grace is the only difference between me and somebody else.”
He gave the example of visiting Egypt and watching Coptic Christians and Muslims standing together holding hands. “I would love to see more bridge building,” he said.
Lecrae then spoke to a caller who was struggling with adopting Christianity because of the “white nationalistic” aspects often displayed in America.
The rapper and even host Heather B gave great advice and encouraged prayer and seeking the Lord.
Watch the interview below:
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