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Christian rapper Lecrae has tour date cancelled after comments against "institutional" Christianity

by Sophie Drew

Christian rapper Lecrae has lost a show after tweeting against "institutional" and "corporatised" churches. #

The musician has been open about deconstructing from Christianity, before "reconstructing" his faith in a different light. 

On Tuesday, January 18, Lecrae tweeted: "once upon a time I thought I was done with Christianity. 

"But the reality was I was just done with institutional, corporatised, gentrified, politicised, culturally exclusive version of it."

A day later, he announced that a venue had pulled out of his upcoming tour. It's believed it came as a response to his social media comment. 

He took to Twitter once again, saying "Just lost a show because of this tweet. Point proven."

Later, he added "vulnerability gets people kicked out of exclusive tribes. Jesus welcomes the outcast and seeks to bring healing." 

As founder of Christian hip-hop label Reach Records, Lecrae recently collaborated on an album with 1K Phew, in which he sheds further light on the hurt he felt as part of the church, and addresses the trend in less people attending churches.

The compilation is titled "no church in a while", and includes a song by the same name. The record includes the line "sitting in my whip trying to figure out how I can go to church as I is, I mean as I am." and "I don't care about your philosophy. I read Proverbs, fool" 

A female voice can be heard saying "Now I feel like my spiritual walk is a lot better than where it was. I think, because I did grow up in the church, I had this pressure to go every Sunday."

Lecrae is yet to announce his full tour dates.

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