Bishop T.D. Jakes, lead preacher at The Potter’s House in Dallas, Texas, ripped Grammy-winning singer Toni Braxton, and her family for being “flat-out spoiled” and acting “disgraceful” for the “millions of people of color” who idolize them to see. Bishop Jakes, a popular megachurch pastor appeared as part of an intervention and spiritual counseling session that aired on WEtv’s “Braxton Family Values” on Thursday night.
“This [toxicity] is nauseating. If you were my daughters, I would go ballistic. They’d have to cut the cameras off,” Jakes told the women. “This is a disgrace to all of the millions of people of color who idolize you, who wish their family could get out and to get along enough to get a shot like you guys. And to see you climb all the way up here and talk to each other like this. It hurts us in places beyond your family.”
As Jakes continued to deliver to them an epic lecture on basic decent behavior, the Braxton family sat with their heads mostly in their lap appearing to be in a state of shock, shame or a combination of both.
“You’re spoiled. You’re flat-out spoiled,” the preacher said. “I deal with people who have real problems — people who are losing their limbs, who need a kidney transplant — and those families go through that with more dignity than you can go through who stood on stage?”
“To see you in these fancy shoes and these nice clothes, and act like this,” he said. “How can we teach our children to respect black women if black women don’t respect black women? This has got to stop.”