Hip hop has always had a history littered with feuds. Some of the more famous hip hop beefs are: Biggie vs. Tupac, Ja Rule vs. 50 cent and many more. These disputes can make or break a rapper’s career. It can send their album sales skyrocketing or it can make a highly profitable rapper irrelevant.
From the outside looking in, yes these feuds can be funny and entertaining. On the other side of it, we are encouraging the belittlement and diminishment of actual people’s lives.
In recent weeks, I’m sure your timelines have been filled with Drake vs. Meek Mill disses and shortly after 50 Cent vs. Meek Mill. I’ve always wondered why Christians were so quick to share this form of entertainment but then judge artists like Lecrae when it comes to their music.
Lecrae is without a doubt aware of the many claims against him. On his latest mixtape Church Clothes 3 Lecrae converses with his accusers on “Sidelines.” He starts the song off by saying, “They say Crae, you sold your soul, man. For real? Who bought it? Let the Spirit take control, man. I don’t go nowhere without Him.”
If Christians are so concerned with the well being of others, why do they share images and stories defaming these rappers? Everyone knows at the end of the battle there is a clear winner and loser.
Why do Christians praise these rappers for winning an empty and shallow battle?
Being a believer means we are called to a higher standard. We need to separate the garbage on the internet instead of adding to it. Christians should be spending their time building with non-believers instead of encouraging their actions.
When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. – 1 Corinthians 13:11