Lecrae Tells Fans ‘I’m Not Who People Assume I Am’

(PHOTO: REUTERS/MIKE BLAKE) Lecrae poses with his award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for "Messengers" backstage at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 8, 2015.
(PHOTO: REUTERS/MIKE BLAKE)
Lecrae poses with his award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for “Messengers” backstage at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 8, 2015.

Lecrae says he refuses to conform to who people think he should be as a rapper who’s also a Christian.

The 36-year-old born Lecrae Devaughn Moore took to Twitter on Sunday to tell over 1 million followers: “I’m not who people assume I am. I don’t fit neatly into people’s boxes or conform to people’s labels.”

Even though Lecrae is a Christian, he has never subscribed to the stereotypes that come along with his faith.

“For a lot of people, groups, Christians included, issues are homogenized. And so to be a Christian I’m either this staunch conservative Republican or I’m this tree hugging liberal,” Lecrae told CNN earlier this year. “You’re stereotyped. It’s almost assumed that people know what your issues are going to be.”

One issue that Lecrae has publicly fought against for years is racial injustice, which he admits to receiving flack for.

“It’s unfortunate that myself, as a black man, cannot care about the issues that impact the black community without being seeing as a race-baiter or without being seen as someone who doesn’t care about any other ethnic groups,” the Unashamed author told CNN.

However, he also refuses to only been seen as a black man who’s defending black people.

“I don’t see this as a black-white issue. In India, the Filipinos are being treated like they are less than human. I’m not focused on race, exactly,” he said during an interview with The Washington Post. “If blacks in America are treated equally, I’ll move on to the next group.”

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
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