It seems Walker is not the only gospel music artist who feels that way, since gospel singer and pastor Deitrick Haddon reposted the message to his own Instagram page. While Haddon did not elaborate on his post, his wife Dominique Haddon revealed why she agreed with her husband.
“I 100% agree and approve this message! We can’t use the vehicle of gospel to take us to our destination then act like the vehicle didn’t get you there because it isn’t cool or popular,” she wrote. “It wasn’t a good representation of Christian unity.”
Lecrae, the 37-year-old rapper, has previously spoken out about not wanting to be given the title of a Christian rapper. In 2013, he responded to one person on Twitter who asked if he considers himself a Christian rapper.
“I am a Christian. I am a rapper. But Christian is my faith not my genre,” the rapper tweeted.
Earlier this year, Lecrae appeared on the WADE-O radio show where he spoke about wanting to make music for more than just church people.
“I believe some people make music for the church, and some people make music from the church to the world,” he said. “For me, I don’t want to exclusively for the church.”