16,000 people gathered at Lakewood Church over the weekend to listen to rapper Kanye West performing some of the best songs from his new album with a choir. In a subsequent conversation with Pastor Joe Osteen, Kim Kardashian’s husband explained why he chose a church for this performance.
Always all ears
Kanye took this opportunity to open up about some difficult times he went through, and when it seems his faith helped him more than anything else.
‘I know that God’s been calling me for a long time and the Devil’s been distracting me for a long time,’ West explained. In his mind though, he also sees God as a source of inspiration for his music.
At first, it might have just been the rapper’s modest side coming out, but Kanye wouldn’t be Kanye if he didn’t say anything else after that, which is sure to cause a few frowns.
‘The greatest artist God ever created is now working for him’
Now, as well as in the future, Kanye wants to be able to serve and express himself through God. According to n-tv, ‘The greatest artist God ever created is now working for him. […] I’ve been sitting here to give y’all my truth even at the risk of my own life. Even at the risk of my own success, my own career.’
In keeping with this, the musician, who has his eye on presidency, has also expressed an interest in changing his name: Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West. You might think that Kim Kardashian for one wouldn’t be the biggest fan of this name change (not everyone is a fan of her pre-tours and not everyone is won over by her breasts), but she must be either more laid-back than any Buddhist on Earth, or have quite a big sense of humour.