Grammy Award-winning rapper Lecrae, known for his outward Christian faith and music, is discontinuing a T-shirt claiming Christians can quote vulgar rapper Cardi B and the Bible.
Lecrae was initially called out by Louisiana emcee Dee-1 for his “Righteous & Ratchet” merchandise campaign last week. The campaign, launched by Lecrae, featured a shirt that read: “I can quote Cardi B and Corinthians.”
Dee-1 said he felt called to address the line because people need to know that not everyone in Christian hip-hop co-signed the initiative.
Dee-1 said he through he and Lecrae agreed the T-shirt could be misleading when they discussed it privately.
But Dee-1 claims Lecrae “Still chose to want to monetize the moment.” He admonished his peer and implied his behavior was coming off as lukewarm.
“So [now], it seems like you’re putting the business before the ministry, and we have to be careful of that in life…”