Some Can’t Handle Lecrae’s Woke July 4th Tweet
Christian rapper Lecrae is known for his uplifting rhymes, but he came under fire from many who couldn’t handle his super woke Independence Day tweet about what his ancestors were doing on July 4, 1776.
My family on July 4th 1776. pic.twitter.com/R9DzWkqDWc
— Lecrae (@lecrae) July 4, 2016
As American history tells us, Lecrae was on point with his Twitter commentary–after all, Black Americans didn’t attain freedom until more than 100 years after the founding of the nation–but some people thought his tweet was “unpatriotic.”
— Andrew Pearcy (@Andrew_Pearcy) July 4, 2016
@lecrae really big fan of yours, and while we shouldnt forget, your timing to remind seems wrong. It breaks my heart to see a divide widened
— Josh Knautz (@J_Knautz) July 4, 2016
Not everyone was critical of Lecrae’s tweet. Several fans–both Black and White–rallied to his defense and commended him on telling it like it is.
— Mark-E (@jerseymes) July 5, 2016
— Propaganda (@prophiphop) July 4, 2016
@Andrew_Pearcy American History makes insecure white people uncomfortable.
— (((Hank))) (@hankhank30) July 4, 2016
And just in case folks thought Lecrae would back down, the rapper assured fans he would not.
Got up this morning still loved, still a child of God, and still woke.
— Lecrae (@lecrae) July 5, 2016