A pastor from Atlanta, whose church had previously held the Sunday service of Kanye West, criticized the rapper for his controversial views.
On Sunday, Pastor Jamal Harrison Bryant, senior pastor of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Georgia, spoke to the church over the West condemning his earlier statements on slavery and his support by President Donald Trump, Complex reported] but criticized the rapper for his behavior outside the music.
"Kanye West is a gifted copywriter. My problem is between the songs. It's not on the album. The album is hot, it's good. It lies between the songs. I can not rest on that Kanye says slavery is an option, "Bryant said Complex .
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"You've been listening to slavery for over 400 years, for 400 years, that sounds like a choice," West added.
Also in the interview, West expressed his love for Trump, 73.
In August of this year, the rapper apologized for his comments.
"I am sorry that the MAGA hat was inserted into the slave commentary, and people are sorry for that felt disappointed at the moment, "West said during a radio interview with 107.5 WGCI Chicago.
In addition to condemning West for supporting Trump, Bryant stated, according to Complex because he blames the father of four, because Trump feels comfortable enough to visit Atlanta and persuade the blacks to vote for him & # 39;
& # 39; Between songs, he says black people should vote Republican because this group kept us free. I can not resist if Kanye supports Donald Trump, who has never done anything for blacks, but I say that this is the way that will give us resources. It's between the songs he's been advocating and because he's been advocating him, Donald Trump thought he was coming to Atlanta, Georgia, and nobody would check him out, "Bryant said Complex .
Last week, Trump set up in Atlanta to launch a new outreach initiative called Black Voices for Trump, which encourages black people to support him, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported . Bryant's message about the West comes after Bryant passed on a donation to the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, which went to a lot in Salt Lake City, according to Complex and AJC Utah, that he was happy to be with Trump – the incident occurred shortly after the service on West Sunday at New Birth in September.
that he is proud to stand by Donald Trump and not be bullied by anyone, "Bryant said Complex .
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Both Bryant and a representative from West did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.
While the views of West have been heavily criticized in recent months, the star does not withdraw from politics.
] Last week West announced its plans for the presidency in 2024 at the Fast Company Innovation Festival. "What are you laughing about?"
West said that if elected president, he would create "so many jobs."
"I will not run, I'll run," he said. "What they say is Kanye's madness – one and three African Americans are in jail and all the celebrities are in prison, also because they can not say anything because they are so scared."