Rapper Kanye West, in a fiery sermon delivered at a Sunday service over the weekend, argued against the “mental slavery” that is regularly perpetrated against black people who think for themselves.
West, who became a born-again Christian and pastor after rejecting the entertainment industry, also referenced the historical fact that it was the Republican Party under former President Abraham Lincoln who freed the slaves.
A portion of West’s sermon can be seen here:
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West has undergone a political and spiritual transformation in recent months. He announced last week that he will only be making gospel music for now on, and his days of making secular music are done.
Kanye also announced that he is no longer making secular music. Only Gospel from here on out.
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“Kanye started this, I think, just to heal himself,” his wife, Kim Kardashian explained on ABC’s The View. “It was a real personal thing, and it was just friends and family, and he has had an amazing evolution of being born again and being saved by Christ.”
West has teased the release of his next album, Jesus Is King for weeks now. He has a film to accompany the album that is set to debut in IMAX theaters nationwide on Oct. 25. The movie experience is billed to “bring Kanye West’s famed Sunday Service to life in the Roden Crater, visionary artist James Turrell’s never-before-seen installation in Arizona’s Painted Desert.”
The famed rapper is expected to change his tone completely on his upcoming album, urging children to give up drugs and avoid the satanic trappings of the modern world.
In addition to his religious transformation, West has become President Donald Trump’s most note-worthy celebrity supporter. He even visited Trump in the White House to make a passionate, if sometimes incoherent, speech in the Oval Office last year.
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) October 11, 2018
West has presidential ambitions of his own, and refuses to rule out a run for the nation’s highest office in 2024 – perhaps as the GOP’s successor to Mr. Trump.
“If I decide to do it, it will be done,” West said of his presidential ambitions during an interview with Chicago’s Power 92 radio station in August.
“Trump ain’t f**king up the paper,” West added, demonstrating his support of “America First” economic policies. “Those jobs are up … I don’t know all the policies. I don’t agree with everything that any other man does, period.”
West, a man of the cloth who is an anti-establishment outsider, could be the leader needed to keep the Trump coalition united and formidable through 2024 and beyond.
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