Lecrae Clears Up Beef With Game Over ‘Jesus Piece’
In an interview with The Daily Caller, the Grammy-award winning Christian emcee cleared the rumors surrounding an apparent dispute -- which reportedly occurred via text message -- he had with the West Coast rhymer over his latest album, 'Jesus Piece.'
“It didn’t go down like [Game] said it went down, but it’s love,” Lecrae told The DC.
Game told Hip Hop DX that Lecrae texted him out of no where.
“I know of him, just never met him," he shared. "And he was sort of concerned with the way that some of the lyrics were coming across, and the portrayal of Jesus on the cover. But, after we finished having an in-depth text conversation, I explained my vision and what I was doing. And at the end of the text, we didn’t necessarily agree, but I told him good luck on his path, and he wished me good luck on mine.”
But Lecrae says that he reached out to Game long before 'Jesus Piece' was released to discuss comments he made during an interview at radio station 93.7. This is what he said at that time: “I still love the strip club, and I still smoke and drink. I’m faithful to my family, so I wanted to make an album where you could love God and be of God, but still get it poppin’ in your life."
Lecrae said he was not feeling the message Game sent with the 'Jesus Piece' LP. “‘Jesus Piece’ promo stuff starts coming out, and I’m like, ‘Woah,’” said Lecrae. “So I just sent him a message saying, ‘Hey bro, I’m not quite sure what you’re trying to do here. Here’s my concerns, here’s my thoughts, let’s talk about it.'”
Since that discussion, the 'Gravity' creator told the Daily Caller that he and Game have spoken several times after the album released and most recently at SXSW.
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