In his new book Unashamed, rapper Lecrae rehashes being molested as a kid by his babysitter.
While rehashing some of these memories and experiences were necessary for the rapper, he admits it was anything but easy emotionally. In an interview with XXL, Lecrae admitted that reliving the molestation that took place when he was a child was difficult.
“Yeah, one is just rehashing being molested as a kid, as a 6-year-old. Having the babysitter molest me,” he responded when questioned about the difficult experiences he had to relive in his book. “Not so much for me to live back through but to have her stuff out there like that too. You know this is somebody that I still know ’til this day.”
While Lecrae, who was born Lecrae Devaughn Moore, has not confronted his former abuser, he spoke about the impact the molestation had on his life.
“We haven’t even had a convo about it, but it’s right here [points to head]. It’s been affecting me my whole life, it’s been impacting me,” he said. “I haven’t talked to her because she was such an intricate connection to our family and I think a lot of times, specifically Black communities, we bury stuff. So it’s like your situation and your stories always seemed to be lesser or not a big deal. So for a long time I didn’t think it was that big of a deal and it really wasn’t until I got older did I realize the type of effect it had on me.”