Lecrae has explained why he decided to delete a tweet that he wrote condemning violent and misogynistic hip-hop lyrics.

 

In an interview with VladTV, the rapper explained that he was left frustrated after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an 18 year old who committed a theft at a convenience store and was later fatally shot by a white police officer after a physical altercation in which Brown attempted to grab the officer's gun.

 

"I was frustrated at Mike Brown's murder, frustrated at people not understanding and not being sympathetic to black America and police brutality. I was just pissed off man at all of it," he said. "And then I got in my car and I just hear — I don't know what song came on but some song came on that was pushing an agenda. And I was just mad like, 'yo radio, like we're grieving right now."

 

Instead of hearing songs about drugs, Lecrae recalled wanting to hear more inspirational songs about hope. While he didn't want to condemn people in the hip-hop community, Lecrae wanted to convey the need for more balance.

 

That frustration three years ago led Lecrae to tweet this message: "Dear hip-hop, we can't scream 'murder, misogyny, lawlessness,' music and then turn around and ask for equality and justice."

 

The 38 year old later said he felt the need to remove that tweet because it was being taken out of context.

 

"For me, I was saying, 'Yo, we gotta have some balance here. It makes us look crazy from a certain perspective if we sit here talking about we want justice and we want hope," he told DJ Vlad this week. "Everybody deserves justice regardless of whether you're talking nonsense or not. I'm just saying, if we are communicating to our community that they're not valuable and we want to damage our own community — then how crazy does it look for us to say, 'respect our community and our community matters.'"

Read More at Christian Post 

Gravatar
Posted by Azania Phillips Wednesday, November 1, 2017 8:22:00 AM

Comments

Monday, November 13, 2017 11:14:23 PM
hoowei
Gravatar

re: Lecrae Explains Why He Deleted Tweet Calling Out Violent & Misogynistic Hip-Hop

By displaying this knowledge proudly on your wrist, or even delving deeper and researching replica watches it is possible to turn the watch on your wrist into a display of rolex replica sale and business instinct. Who knows, you could even discover a new passion at the same time. Are you looking for the best place to shop for replica watches sale and more authentic designers watches in Kuala Lumpur. Well, i have the answer here for you. The Pavillion, Kuala Lumpur i must say is your one stop destination if you are searching to buy replica watches uk. At one end of the Pavilion shopping mall building, you can find a number of boutique selling rolex replica sale. There are Rolex and Tudor watches boutique one the second floor. Sincere Watch Boutique is situated opposite to a jewellery store where you can find rolex replica is where the two Storey Mont Blanc boutique operates.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 2:03:50 AM
Jake
Gravatar

re: Lecrae Explains Why He Deleted Tweet Calling Out Violent & Misogynistic Hip-Hop

brand-new obstacles are being broken day after day. Kodi Fill out the credentials of your application. In the Name