Pastor Jamal Bryant has apologized for disrespecting Kevin Samuels in church after his death.
“Benjamin Franklin once said, ‘the best way to mess up an apology is to add an excuse.’ I extend my deepest condolences and apologies to # kevinsamuels’ family and friends. Thank you to all who purposed to keep me accountable,” Bryant wrote via Instagram alongside a video of the apology. “We grow from mistakes and birth maturity. Humility will always defeat arrogance. We grow as we go!”
In church, Bryant said:
“How can a man say that you are of low value after 35?” Bryant told crowd-goers during his sermon. How can a man say that you don’t have the level of traction of a high-powered man when that man has to get a GoFundMe for his funeral?”
The Samuels family denied creating the GoFundMe.
Omarion even clapped back at the pastor for his comments.
“He’s no longer here. Why add insult to injury? What about the people that loved him- like his mom? They gotta see this or hear about it. This is disgusting & wack asf. Regardless of his views he didn’t kill nobody. We all need to have more compassion,” he said.