Rapper, Songwriter Kanye West is under fire again for making insensitive comments about slavery.
This confrontation came from the Church’s Pastor, where West used to perform his Sunday service.
The Atlanta Pastor, Pastor Jamal Harrison Bryan’s pastor at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Georgia, slammed West for his comments on the slavery of the colored people and his support for President Donald Trump.
Bryan addressed to the congregation and began his sermon by praising West’s album “Jesus is King” but started condemning his recent actions towards the community.
“…. 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.
In May of last year, West made headlines when he said, “You hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That sounds like a choice”. He emphasized how he thinks “slavery could be stopped” as well as expressing his love for Donald Trump.
Although later, West apologized for his comments in a radio interview, where he said sorry because he has let people down.
Last week, Trump went to Atlanta to launch “Black Voices for Trump,” an outreach program by the Government that encourages black people to support him.
Bryant said he blames West for making Trump comfortable enough to come to Atlanta and ask black community members to vote for him.
According to Complex Magazine, Bryant said, “…. 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 redirected a donation by West to the Church to Morris Brown College, where Kanye’s mother studied.
Kanye has always been criticized for his comments in the past, especially in politics. But Kanye is not going to stop.
He announced that he would be running for President in 2024 in Fast Company’s Innovation Festival last week, and he means it with all seriousness.