Rapper Lecrae posted the following on his Facebook page today.
My family members are police officers. I have close friends who work for the Sheriff’s dept. They are good cops. NO ONE is saying good cops don’t exists. Nor are we saying the people media has focused on don’t have jaded pasts. We all do!
Part of my testimony is how I was harassing people with a pellet gun as a 13yr old and was apprehended by police.
But I’m still ALIVE! I wasn’t shot down. Those cops did a good job.
One officer decided not to arrest me years ago but instead challenged me to get in my bible.
Thank God for His grace.
However after becoming a law abiding citizen, some things stayed the same.
I used to drive my own car all over the nation performing.
But I had to deal with the following:
I was pulled over 4 times in 1 hour one day in East Texas. I got a ticket for having a frame around my license plate. I was repeatedly asked why my car smelled like marijuana. (It didn’t. No one was allowed to smoke ANYTHING in that car. I kept it smelling like that gas station “new leather” spray even though I had cloth seats.
I was pulled over on my way to a show and they said my bumper (on my rental car) looked suspicious. They ripped the seats out looking for drugs. (Found none) and left me to put them back in.
I was pulled over last month in Chicago after a show. The driver said “they are gonna pull us over cause it’s too many of us (black and Hispanics) in this car and this area is known for that. The cop pulled us over and after recognizing me let us go. Never said why we were being pulled over.
I have tooooons of stories.
I wish I didn’t. Some foolish rappers make it difficult for the good ones just like some foolish cops make it difficult for the good ones.