During a recent appearance on CBN’s “700 Club,” Christian rapper William “The Ambassador” Branch and wife Michelle opened up about what he called a “non-sexual but very inappropriate relationship” that he had with another woman.
“I really didn't tell true truth until it (the affair) was over,” the rapper and pastor said on the show.
In May 2009, Branch’s former record label, Cross Movement Records, dropped him from his contract further exposing to fans but not to his family, news about the affair. After taking a hiatus from ministry to heal and concentrate on the restoration of his family, he released a public confession in April of 2010.
With the release of his newest album, Stop the Funeral on July 12, he took the opportunity to speak on the nationally broadcast “700 Club” to further clarify what exactly happened and the current state of his family.
The affair began with a woman who served in his church that he often confided in because of the lack of communication between him and his wife.
“The lack of communication made me just try to communicate with somebody that it wasn’t as much work as it would have been to communicate with my wife,” said Branch.
He frequently found himself in the same circle with the other woman because of mutual friends which continued to strain his marriage as the relationship began to move beyond friendship. He referred to the relationship as an “enslavement.”
“It would be these one-, two-hour rendezvous several times a week at its height.”
Branch’s wife, Michelle, began to notice that something was wrong because of the way he would “perk up when talking about her.” The continuation of the relationship eventually led her to confront the other woman about the situation, where she learned of all that had transpired.