Bishop Lamor Whitehead is the name on everybody’s tongue, like the Word on a Sunday morning. The controversial religious leader, often called “the flashy preacher” by mainstream press, has garnered nationwide attention after three gunmen stormed his church during a daytime service over a week ago.
According to first-hand accounts, those masked assailants put guns to Bishop Whitehead, wife and daughter and threatened all the parishioners of the church. When they left in a white BMW, they departed with almost all of the Bishop’s jewels. The value of said jewels has been a topic of debate, but reports have stated they are worth between $400,000 and $1 million. See, Whitehead is no ordinary bishop. He has been called the “Bling Bling Bishop” and is known for a distinct love of luxury. He stays draped in Fendi, Louie and Gucci and rolls around the streets in an extravagant Rolls Royce.
It was clear there would be no robbery when he walked into WonWorld studios for his exclusive interview with AllHipHop’s Chuck “Jigsaw” Creekmur. The bishop’s brother was in tow, clad in blue to the shoes, with an air about him that only a fool would enter. And Bishop Whitehead was ready to talk, a mere eight days after feeling he could have easily been murdered in a sacred sanctuary. He believes that his critics have it all wrong.
In this exclusive interview, he addresses the hate he’s felt from the press and public, as well as the notion that he set up the brazen robbery himself. He vigorously defends his affinity for the finer things in life and states that he does not steal from his church or its members. Moreover, he talks about the aftermath, where he cursed out two other religious leaders live online as well as his purported criminal past. Bishop Whitehead has a lengthy history as figure in the community, as he has run for public office, presided over homegoing services for Biz Markie and Black Rob, and he’s related to rap goddess Foxy Brown. Mayor Eric Adams, the self-proclaimed Hip-Hop mayor of New York City, is a mentor.
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