The rapper born Lecrae Moore clarified rumors of him signing with rap mogul Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter in a recent Ebony.com interview. “[Laughs] At this point in time, no,” Lecrae told Ebony. “Essentially, he was looking for some conscious artists and my name was thrown into a pool of other artists and that’s as far as it went.” The Christian rapper let it be known that he would not consider the business move. “Nah. For multiple reasons, but one majorly, I’m an independent artist, I’m a label owner,” Lecrae revealed. “I love my independence. I love being able to create the story.” While many have questioned Jay-Z’s religious beliefs, Lecrae said that there were some parallels between he and the popular music mogul.