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Christian evangelist and Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist Lecrae Moore has expressed regret over a response he gave on BET music program “106 & Park” in which he was asked for his opinion on teen rapper Chief Keef considering baptism after run-ins with the law. “If I’m honest, the Chief Keef question I was asked on ‘106 and Park’ threw me for a loop. I wasn’t ready for that one. I don’t think they were asking a theological question as much as they were asking about his sincerity and I wanted to demonstrate grace,” Lecrae confessed to fans on Facebook after his appearance on BET this week. “I had a lot on my mind, fighting thru internal pressure, and time restrictions. So I was beating myself up a bit after that wishing I could go back and elaborate more, but by God’s grace I ran into Keef that night and got to chop it up with him! I’m sincerely praying for him and do believe God is up to something.”

The appearance in question occurred on Tuesday, when Lecrae visited “106 & Park” in NYC to perform and discuss his latest music video, “Confessions,” recorded with rapper David Banner, whom he calls a mentor. After his performance before an excited crowd, Lecrae took to the “106 & Park” couch to chat about his faith, achievements and the state of hip-hop with hosts rapper and actor Bow Wow (Shad Moss) and designer and reality show star Angela Simmons, also the daughter of Reverend Run.

When asked by Bow Wow if he felt like if troubled 17-year-old Chief Keef, born Keith Cozart, would be “changed” if he got baptized, Lecrae said, “I respect anybody’s decision to say, ‘You know, I need a closer relationship with God.’ And I think we just all need people in our lives to help us walk through that.” “If Chief Keef’s got [those] type of people around him, then more power to him,” Lecrae added, as seen in the video below.