LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Pastor Jamal Bryant of the Empowerment Temple in Baltimore is facing criticism this week after a video of him quoting singer Chris Brown’s hit song “Loyal” — the explicit version, not the radio edit — during a sermon.

“These hoes ain’t loyal!” Bryant exclaimed at the pulpit, during what actually seemed to be a homily about female empowerment.

Bryant defended himself on Twitter Wednesday:

Here’s the portion of the sermon during which Bryant quotes Chris Brown:

Here’s the sermon in full:


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