Lecrae Speaks Out About Being Criticized For Supporting 'Black Lives Matter'
Christian rapper's white evangelical fans think he should "just stick to the gospel"
In an interview in 2014, after the Mike Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo., Christian rapper Lecrae began speaking out about police brutality and racial injustice.
"I think it's unacceptable," he said. "I think the government was created to serve the people, not to run the people. I think we've forgotten that the government works for us. They're not in charge of us, we're in charge of them, and I think we've forgotten that"
In a recent interview with The Washington Post, the "Church Clothes 3" rapper shared the lack of support he's received from white evangelicals, which have made up a majority of his fan base since he started his career.
"In order for me to cry out for my black brothers, I had to hate the police," he said. "It was like: 'Just stick to the gospel!' I was like 'Wow, this is bigger than I thought.'"
But Lecrae doesn't consider this just a black and white issue. He seeks equality and justice for all.
"In India, the Filipinos are being treated like they are less than human," he said. "I'm not focused on race, exactly. If blacks in America are treated equally, I will move on to the next group."