“Do You!” Bishop T.D. “The Drip” Jakes Delivered A Christian Clapback When Someone Came For His Casual ‘Fit
They don’t call him “The Drip” for nothing.
Whether Bishop T.D. Jakes is keeping it low-key and cozy in an outfit like this…
Or styling in a gilded jacket for a special occasion like this…
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@tylerperry studios on the red carpet thinking, “Who else does a wall of roses?” I can’t explain how many icons were there to see history turn a page! It felt like all the ancestors were rejoicing at what God has done. I didn’t see anyone that didn’t have gratitude on their face! Thank you @don_morphy for the tux that meant so much! 😆 This is why I’m partnering with you to do my top line fashions!
…the beloved Potter’s House leader is having a lot of fun with his fashion. Charlamagne tha god actually gave him the nickname “The Drip” because of his recent tastes in clothing. However, not everyone is necessarily a fan of his looks, and they don’t have a problem letting the 62-year-old know.
Bishop Jakes shared a photo of himself over the weekend dressed down (but still with a fedora on because that’s seasoned man swag for you) while partaking in the recent Faith and Family Cruise. He confidently posed in a Lacoste sweatshirt and sweatpants, and a follower told him,”I don’t know about that outfit bishop.”
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THIS CRUISE WAS BEYOND MY EXPECTATIONS IN SO MANY WAYS! A very special thanks to all of you who joined us on the #FaithAndFamilyCruise2019. It was unbelievable! To my family, the #WomenOfInfluence @KennyLattimore and @JonathanKennethButler and all the staff, e-members, partners, pastors, and friends! Headed to @TPHDallas for a Sunday Celebration at 9:00 a.m. CST!
Bishop responded by politely telling the guy he doesn’t really care because he doesn’t dress for him or anybody else.
“Dressing is about your taste and personality. You have every right to your opinion… but that’s all it is…. your opinion,” he wrote in response. “I don’t like what you have on in your post either…. but that’s none of MY business! Do you! I’m old enough not to dress for a man on Instagram I don’t even know.”
It wasn’t even Sunday and Bishop was out here delivering a good word.
People weren’t originally too fond and supportive of his remixed style though. Back in 2015, he created quite a stir when he wore ripped jeans to visit daughter Sarah Jakes’s The Potter’s House at One LA. The pants had about one or two rips on them, nothing super dramatic. He defended his style choices from detractors who said he was setting a bad example, asking for where it says in the Bible that wearing jeans to church was a problem.
“Scripture please?” he wrote. “I certainly comply with the word. I just missed the ones about jeans in the pulpit.”
He’s been wearing what he likes to church and outside church ever since.