Atlanta pastor whose church hosted Kanye West’s Sunday Service slams rapper for saying slavery was a choice and supporting Trump
Pastor Jamal Harrison Bryant at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church told the congregation, “Kanye West is a gifted lyricist. My problem is in between the songs. It ain’t on the album. The album is hot, it’s good. It’s in between the songs. I can’t rest with Kanye saying that slavery was an option”
A senior pastor at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Georgia, where Kanye West performed the Sunday Service, has slammed the rapper for his controversial views on slavery in the United States and his support of President Donald Trump.
Pastor Jamal Harrison Bryant spoke to the congregation about West, condemning his past comments. “Kanye West is a gifted lyricist. My problem is in between the songs. It ain’t on the album. The album is hot, it’s good. It’s in between the songs. I can’t rest with Kanye saying that slavery was an option,” Bryant said, according to Complex. Although he criticized the rapper for his behavior outside of his music, he praised the West's gospel album 'Jesus Is King.'
West's comments about slavery made in May 2018 during an interview with TMZ, landed in hot water. “They could have stopped it. They could have said ‘Yo this is going too far,' of slavery. You hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That sounds like a choice,” the father of four said at the time.
After facing backlash on social media, West apologized for his behavior during a radio interview with 107.5 WGCI Chicago. “I’m sorry for the one-two effect of the MAGA hat into the slave comment, and I’m sorry for people that felt let down by that moment,” he said.
Bryant also blamed West for showing his support for Trump, after which the POTUS visited Atlanta to try and convince African-Americans to vote for him.
“It’s in between the songs that he says black people should vote Republican because that group kept us free. I can’t resist in between the songs when Kanye would endorse Donald Trump who has never done a thing for black people, but say this is the way that is going to give us resources. It’s in between the songs that he endorsed him, and because he endorsed him, Donald Trump thought that he was going to come into Atlanta, Georgia, and nobody was going to check him,” Bryant said.