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Lecrae Calls Out Lil Nas X Over Controversial “J.Christ” Release

For many years, Christian rapper Lecrae has used hip-hop as a platform to motivate his fans and communicate his religion. Therefore, it is unsurprising that Lecrae recently disapproves of Lil Nas X’s latest album, saying he feels like it’s “mocking” the Lord. The 21-year-old Georgian rapper Lil Nas X is most recognized for his famous song “Old Town Road.” Whichever way you feel about the matter, it’s evident that Lecrae is enthusiastic about using his music to motivate people to live meaningful lives and to share great messages. He is free to express his thoughts on matters that appear to challenge his religious beliefs.

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Lecrae posted a screenshot of a tweet on January 13 on Instagram, expressing his opinions about the possible repercussions of Lil Nas X’s behaviour. Lecrae claimed in the tweet that Lil Nas X is “leading a generation to Satan” and that his songs are “dangerous” and “deceptive.” Lecrae cautioned his fans regarding the music they hear and the messages they absorb. Music lovers, especially LNX fans, were divided over Lecrae’s statement, and many have taken to social media to voice their feelings, too. Some perceive Lil Nas X’s music as reflecting his personal experiences and ideas, while others share Lecrae’s worries.

His tweet read,

“okay I gotta admit Lil Nas is playing with fire mocking Jesus,”

“he’s getting the attention he wants from folks at the risk of searing his conscious. Still if God can transform King Neb, murders, [sic] slave masters, sex workers, etc. he can add another Blasphemer to the list.”

He wrote in the post’s long caption, providing more context.

“We generally find ourselves outraged at blatant disrespect of our Lord,”

“Even the Torah in Leviticus 24 says, “The one who blasphemes the name of the Lord shall surely be put to death.” But as frustrating as it may be to see, here are some thoughts.”

“1. We have to remember God used different means to demonstrate his anger before Christ came, now Jesus has taken the full cup of that wrath on the cross. 2. Be thankful that God is patient because many of us benefit from that grace, mercy, and patience today. 3. When the blasphemy against the Lord was at its height Jesus was being beaten and in the process of being murdered and his response was “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” Let us remember to pray for folks who are blinded as we once were.”

Lil Nas X has also come under fire from Kai Cenat, another self-identified Christian, for making fun of Jesus Christ and Christianity in his latest song and music video. In a livestream video that has been made public, Cenat criticizes the contentious rapper for making fun of Christians and their views on homosexuality while he releases new music. Cenat argues that Lil Nas X’s actions are disrespectful and offensive to those who hold their faith dear. He believes that artists should be mindful of the impact their work can have on different communities, especially when it comes to sensitive topics like religion and sexuality.

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