Kanye West connects with God
With his title track of the album ‘Jesus Is King’ being in both the UK and US charts, and the album becoming the first hip-hop project to top both Britain and America’s Christian/gospel charts, this is a significant time for the multi-Platinum selling rapper Kanye West.
You’d have thought his legion of critics would lay off, but that’s not happened.
The tabloid media and sections of the music press have never given the millionaire rapper an easy ride.
His much-publicised battle with a bi-polar medical condition, his marriage to the publicity-hungry Kim Kardashian, and his at times truly bizarre interviews have all preceded the release of ‘Jesus Is King’.
Kanye's connection with God.
The Sun newspaper even called ‘Jesus Is King’ “a 35-minute religious rant.” But in truth, Kanye clearly seems to have made a connection with the living God.
At the end of 2018, West launched his Sunday Service, which was held on his property in Calabasas, in Burbank, and Los Angeles.
In the Service, West not only sang gospel songs, but collaborators Tony Williams, Francis and the Lights, and Ant Clemons helped turn them into full-on celebrations of Jesus Christ.
Kanye brought the Sunday Service to The Gateway.
The first public Sunday Service performance was at the Coachella festival at Easter this year. And Kanye brought the Sunday Service to The Gateway in Salt Lake City, Utah, last October.
Now at a filmed Christian service at the Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas (weekly attendance 52,000), the rapper said, “God is love, is the greatest, is the glory. God is family. God is friendship. God is prosperity. . ."
Accepting Jesus Christ.
He continues, "Keep your eye on the beauty, the love and the grace of God that allows us to be here today, with all of our sins. We know that when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour we will be granted eternal life.”