We know Kanye West as Ye, Yeezy, Yeezus or just Kanye. But today, we only know him as “that dude that switched up.”
Remember that one song where Kanye and Lil Pump dressed in big body suits and repeated vulgar phrases and literally everyone hated it? That’s kind of what’s happening now, but instead Kanye is talking about Jesus and his newfound religion.
Although it’s something different for some of his fans, we can consider the fact that he actually grew up in the church and that he even professed Jesus walks in a testimonial song about his spiritual journey. So, this is not the first time we are seeing this.
First of all, Kanye has been on the idealism of God from the beginning and has been sprinkling it into his music for years. Another popular song “Mercy” featuring artists like Big Sean and Pusha T sampled bible verses in the beginning and background of the song. The lyrics were “It is a weeping, and a moaning, and a gnashing of teeth” referenced from the Bible verse Matthew 13:50 where Jesus is talking in a parable about the end of times.
Now we know Kanye is a smart man and not only is he good businessman, but he is a people’s man. Some people worry that this new person has a motive just like he usually does and that he may use the clout of Christians around the world to put him in a higher position to create sabotage. I’d like to say that is a reach and he does not possess that much power. Some think he is just flat out crazy or going through some type of depression where he doesn’t know who he wants to be.
We don’t know what’s going on in his head and I think that is what is really driving everyone crazy, not the fact that he’s decided to be a Christian.
Furthermore, after the drop of his “Jesus Is King” album and the mixed reviews, Kanye is still staying faithful to himself. He’s continuing his Sunday Services and even shaking hands with well-known pastors. We don’t really know what to expect from here and personally I see potential.
The only thing we can do at this point is just wait for if or when he changes because well, it’s Kanye. I have much respect for his dedication and devotion to his profound faith and hope it is only positivity from here.