Kanye West has shared some of his latest album with fans – while also revealing he’s fully converted to Christianity.
The rapper held a listening party in Washington, D. C. when he made the announcement over the weekend. Kim Kardashian’s husband told a crowd at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium: ‘I want to let you know that I am not here for your entertainment this afternoon. ‘We are here to spread the gospel.’ He furthermore added: ‘Excuse me if I mispronounce anything. I am a recent convert. It means I recently got saved within the year.’
Kanye fully embracing Jesus will not come as a surprise to fans. The dad to Chicago, Saint, Psalm and North West is already known for hosting star-studded ‘Sunday Services’ at his and Kim’s Calabasas home in California. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Step out in NYC after Church as they Prepare for his New Album Release.
The worship gatherings have been attended by the likes of Katy Perry and Tyler, the Creator, with one even taking place at Coachella music festival earlier this year. Meanwhile, his new album is set to be called Jesus Is King – but it is not his first foray into religious-themed music.
A single from his debut 2004 album The College Dropout was called Jesus Walks, for example. Names of tracks on the new gospel album include Up from the Ashes, Follow God and Use This Gospel. Kanye’s pastor Adam Tyson recently offered insight into the star’s relationship with his faith, telling the Pure Flix Podcast that he doesn’t like people cursing in front of him.
Posted by David Pilkington
Extract from https://metro.co.uk