With the arrival of Kanye’s new album, Jesus Is King, Lecrae’s socials were lit with fans, supporters, and media outlets requesting his reaction to Kanye’s latest release.
He took time away from recording his 9th album to offer his reactions to the album and also respond to questions about his support of Kirk Franklin’s boycott of The GMA Dove Awards.
The rapper talked exclusively with Billboard offering his reaction to the album: “It [Kanye] sounds like a person who is excited about his new relationship with Jesus. I’m in support of that.” He also expressed hope that Kanye being explicit about faith in his music will allow other religious rappers to appreciate the spotlight on Jesus in places where they may not have previously had an audience.
He also took to his Instagram Live explaining why he’s joined with other Gospel artist in standing with Kirk Franklin who announced that he’s boycotting The GMA Dove Awards.
Lecrae and his Reach Records family performed this year and won two Dove Awards: at the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards taped in Nashville, on October 15th.
He is currently in the studio recording a new solo album and writing a follow-up to his best selling book, Unashamed.