DL Hughley has responded to Bishop Lamore Whitehead after the pastor who was recently robbed at gunpoint during his own church service challenged the comedian to a multi-million dollar boxing match.
Whitehead issued the challenge after completing a tense interview with the comedian, and in a video posted to Instagram, he said “DL Little Man Hughley” needs to respond to him ASAP.
“DL we need the little guy so we should hear what he has to say Hughey really needs the steps?” Bishop Whitehead says in the video. “At the end of the day he wants all the levels, so DL Little Man Hughley I challenge you in the boxing ring. right? Strong man? I don’t want to hear you don’t atbox because you have a big mouth, let’s get in the ring. I won’t hurt you. I promise I will destroy you in the name of Jesus. I’ll take you out…let’s set it up. I’ll put down a million. My team and I are now putting up a million dollars.
Hagley caught the pastor’s challenge and responded in the comments section of The Shade Room’s Instagram account.
“Dis [ninja emoji] Spit!! Nah for real, like HE SPITTIN ALL OVER THE SCREEN,” Hagley wrote. “Ol’ Sufferin Succotash headahh…you know the ‘Pastor’ ‘can make a million bucks now?’ Reading from the book Scandal #Beware of the Prophets.
“DL YOUR ONE PUNK!” Whitehead wrote back. “You chose the wrong pastor to try and walk! DL Let’s do it in the ring! I only need one round!”
While it’s unclear whether either party will be able to get into the ring, Ray J wrote in TSR comments that he would finance the venture.
“Are my investors willing to put up the fight – 3 million to the DLL and 350 thousand to the pastor – to run – a fair deal?” Ray J wrote.
The flamboyant Brooklyn bishop, who is known for wearing expensive jewelry and lavish clothing during his sermons, was previously accused of embezzling $90,000 from Pauline Anderson, a 56-year-old parishioner, in a 2021 New York Post indictment. The pastor vehemently denied Anderson’s claims, saying in the lawsuit that Whitehead convinced her to put away her life savings as an “investment” and that he would renovate her house.
According to Anderson, that investment never materialized and instead Whitehead cashed out the money for $4.4 million. Own a million dollar home in New Jersey. Asked where her own promised home was, Whitehead told Anderson he was busy campaigning.
The charges came after a viral video showed a group of armed gunmen descending on a Bishop Whitehead church and robbing it at gunpoint. According to a New York Times report, the attackers took about $1,000,000 worth of jewelry.
“’Okay, okay, okay,’ I said, saying that I wasn’t going to do anything because I knew she was coming for me. You come straight to me. I don’t want my followers to get hurt. I have women and children there,” Whitehead told CBS News after the robbery. “When I went downstairs, one of them walked up to my wife, took all her jewelry, and put the gun in front of my 8-month-old.”
New York City Mayor Eric Adams said an investigation by the NYPD is underway. “No one in this city should be the victim of an armed robbery, let alone our faith leaders and parishioners,” Adams said in a statement. “The NYPD is investigating this crime and will work tirelessly to bring the criminals involved to justice.”
50 Cent shook his head at the recent robbery, writing on Instagram: “Back in New York they robbed the church while it was in service. WTF”