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Pastor Jamal Bryant caused waves at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church when he redirected Kanye West's donation to Atlanta's Morris Brown College in the name of Kanye's late mom, Donda West.

Kanye held his popular "Sunday Service" at Bryant's New Birth Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, Sept. 15.

Before the service Kanye presented Bryant with a sizable donation for the church.

But on Sunday, Oct. 13, Bryant told his congregation he didn't want Kanye's money after the rap musician expressed his support for President Trump and the Republican Party in Utah.

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"Abraham Lincoln was the wig party, that's the Republican party that freed the slaves," Kanye told the crowd of about 9,000 worshipers in Utah.

Bryant was livid.

"I went into prayer, and it dawned on me in prayer that Dr. Donda West, who was the mother of Kanye West, is a former professor at Morris Brown College," Bryant said on Sunday.

Bryant said he was redirecting Kanye's donation to Morris Brown in Donda West's name.

"I am not a runaway slave," Bryant said.

"To that end, Mr. West made a significant donation to New Birth Cathedral, but I do not want to be guilty of double speech. I met with my team today and the donation that he made to our church, I am now redirecting.

"I am thankful for the gift, thankful the seed, thankful for the sacrifice but I don't want to be seen in any way, shape or form to be seen in cahoots with philosophy or with policies that keep our people in bondage.

Bryant went on to say he was "not a preacher that can be bought or comes with a price tag."

Morris Brown College has been in dire straits financially since losing its accreditation in 2002. Only 50 students out of 2,700 remain on the historic campus.

Watch Bryant's speech below, courtesy of StraightFromtheA.com.
 

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris felt "exploited" when he and his long-suffering wife Tameka Harris attended Kanye West's Sunday Service at the invitation of mega church leader Jamal Bryant.

T.I. explained what was going through his mind in the photo below as he attended Kanye's Sunday service at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta last weekend.

The "I'm Serious" rapper captioned the image, "Yeaaahhh Maaaan We MUST discuss what caused this look on my face in Sunday Service...."

T.I. said he was offended by the church shaking him down for a generous tithe before the service.

"When we sat down there was a whole new agenda. It was like they rung the red bell at the Player's Club," T.I. said, referring to the hit movie starring the late comedian Bernie Mac, and actors Jamie Foxx and LisaRaye.

“It's not that I have [anything] against pastors or against preachers so-to-speak. It's just I've been raised in the trenches and I was taught to peep game. You ain't [about to] run no game on me. I will not be extorted."

T.I.'s statement prompted Byrant to deny the allegations. In short, Bryant claims he nor his church put pressure on the rappers to open their wallets and tithe to the church.

"I don't want Sunday to be used as further ammunition as to why people don’t go to church without them knowing at this same church we gave 5000 pairs of new back to school shoes to kids of #Atlanta, or that we spearheaded 9 million campaign to support @bennett_college , or that we bailed out nonviolent offenders or that we partnered with @delta to send 4 cargo to #Bahamas for hurricane release or that we’ve partnered with @_hamptonu to place 95 displaced students or that we fed the furloughed workers for two weeks while the government was shut down or that we went into housing projects to feed kids of #dekalb county during spring break. For none of these projects were you solicited for a donation."

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Pastor Jamal H. Bryant is apparently dating his long-suffering ex-wife Gizelle Bryant, the mother of his three children. Pastor Bryant invited Kanye West to bring his traveling "Sunday Service" gospel revue to Atlanta's New Birth Missionary Church this weekend.

The pastor also invited his ex-wife, Real Housewives of Potomac reality TV star Gizelle Bryant to love up on him while all eyes in the congregation were on Kanye.

According to Page Six, the Bryants are "working on their relationship."

Gizelle, 49, and Jamal, 48, were married from 2002 to 2007, and share daughter, Grace, 14, and twins Adore and Angel, 13.

And since the children are still minors, they need both of their parents in the same household to act as an example so their children know what Love looks like.

During a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live, Gizelle told host Andy Cohen that her daughters are trying to adjust to seeing their parents "date" again.

"They're a little confused to be honest with you because they've never seen us together in that way," she said. "We got divorced 12 years ago, so when he comes into town and he wants to take me to dinner, they're like, 'Wait a minute, aren't we all going? Because that's what we would normally do."

If everything works out with her ex, Gizelle will consider moving to Atlanta to assume her rightful place as First Lady of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.

Why should that prestigious title be bestowed upon some other chick when Gizelle put in work raising his children all these years?

"So you're going to be a First Lady again?" co-star Monique Samuels asked Gizelle.

"Imma be whatever the Lord brings into my life," Gizelle responded. "I look back and I just feel like nobody is what their mistakes are. I feel he's a different person. I'm a different person, so we're baby-stepping, but we are moving in the direction that we want to move into. And I do love when we are all together as a family."
 

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For the past 2 weeks rap producer Kanye West has taken his Sunday Service gospel revue on the road in America. The first stop was in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois, where he preached to the unwashed masses last weekend.

This weekend Kanye brought his traveling gospel revue to Atlanta at the invitation of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church leader, Jamal H. Bryant.

The 42-year-old Gemini wore a white t-shirt and grey sweatpants. In video on the church's website, Kanye caught the Holy Ghost onstage in the packed mega church as the choir sang rousing gospel songs.

Kanye's Sunday Service started out as exclusive worship gatherings with his inner circle in a field in Calabasas, California.
 

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