Hip-Hop artists are not the only ones with “beef” and extraordinary rhetoric.
A Baltimore pastor has created a stir calling other pastors “pawns” and “prostitutes” after meeting with GOP candidate Donald Trump. Rev. Jamal Bryant, pastor at Empowerment Temple Church, declined an invitation to meet with Trump, but took verbal shots at those pastors who did meet with the billionaire, taking to his Periscope and calling them “Prostitutes for Trump.”
In an interview with CNN, Rev. Bryant met up with another pastor, Rev. James Davis to discuss the meeting. Rev. Davis stated Trump isn’t a racist. He further shared Trump listened to the issues and comments from the 100-plus pastors who attended the meeting. Pastor Davis admonished Bryant for calling the pastors prostitutes. Bryant later apologized (yet critically stated) to Davis and the other pastors saying, “I want to apologize because prostitutes get money. And the 100 that went in there walked away with nothing, they did it for free,” he continued. “So there’s another word for that, and I would not use that language on a family channel.”
Rev. Bryant continued to say the pastors who met with Trump are those who aren’t connected to the Black Lives Matter Movement and have not been on the front lines with protesters in Chicago, Minneapolis and/or Cleveland. We will see what the repercussions will be on this matter—perhaps, they can show Hip-Hop how to resolve “beef” in the street.