Award to Lecrae labeled 'unfair' to actual Christian rappers

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
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Lecrae 620x300A spokeswoman for Urban Family Communications is taking exception to an award handed to the rapper Lecrae last night by the Christian music industry.

Lecrae was named artist of the year Tuesday night at the 46th annual Dove Awards. He also took home awards for rap/hip hop album of the year and rap/hip hop song of the year.

Meeke Addison, director of communications for Urban Family Communications, tells OneNewsNow that Lecrae has repeatedly rejected the label "Christian rapper."


"What he has consistently and repeatedly rejected is the genre of 'Christian rap.' He has repeatedly rejected it," she emphasizes.

"So why then does this Christian award outlet need to award him 'artist of the year'? Why? It is unfair to actual Christian rappers."

Addison says she doesn't understand why the Dove Awards would give such a high honor to an artist who doesn't want to be identified as a Christian artist.

In January 2014, Addison wrote a column entitled "Is it time for the Church to reevaluate Ledrae?"

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