One of the more anticipated sets at this year’s Coachella was Kanye West and his now-famed “Sunday Service,” a church inspired series of performances the rapper and producer has been doing for months now.
This morning, on Easter Sunday (April 21), fans lined up starting at 6 a.m. for a glimpse of ‘Ye’s service, which began at 9 a.m. The performance was live-streamed exclusively on YouTube and featured a small, pinhole view as opposed to the widescreen one typically used for the festival’s livestreams.
Kanye’s set began relatively subdued with instrumentals as nearly 40 minutes passed before any vocals began. When he did start, the choir led the crowd through gospel songs and hymns while West swayed and danced along to the beat onstage. Similar to previous Sunday Services, he played the keyboard throughout his performance.
As far as guests are concerned, the Sunday Service featured a prayer by DMX, during which Kanye was seen getting emotional and crying. The KarJenner clan was also in attendance for Sunday Service. Chance the Rapper and Teyana Taylor were also present and sang several times throughout the show.
Previously, Kim Kardashian had been releasing never-before-seen footage of Kanye’s “Church Of Yeezus” services. ‘Ye and his wife have been welcoming friends and family to their home, packed with worshipers, who like to get down with the gospel.
Brooooooooo. Do you know how many survivors just got on the mic? From Kanye to Chance to DMX? Mental health, drugs, family issues, prison and they’re all still standing like proud men in front of the world. #SundayService #Coachella— Phella (@PhellaDaFam) April 21, 2019
Kanye doing something right w/ this Sunday service— Sángo (@SangoBeats) April 21, 2019
Yes, I’m crying— Nemo Achida (@NemoAchida) April 21, 2019
Yes, I’m worshiping
Yes, I’m publicizing it
DMX just prayed
Kanye just broke down
Farnsworth & Chance just established an altar and worshiped at it ...
This is black
This is beautiful
This is what we come from
Good job @kanyewest #coachella #sundayservice
Kanye crying in Coachella church has me emotional. he and DMX. that’s a lot right there. okay i’m choking.— stepdaddy shark. (@MARCUSMCFLY) April 21, 2019
Kanye was brought to tears by Sunday Service and Cudi was there holding him 😭😭— Scoopty (@ScooptyWhooop) April 21, 2019
Jesus keeping up with the kardashians at Sunday service at Coachella pic.twitter.com/EJyKdP5BiX— Annie Sommer (@aanniesommer) April 21, 2019
I'm still lost on how Kanye turned into a good guy again— Eric Diep (@E_Diep) April 21, 2019
gospel tunes and a dmx prayer is all it took huh? lol— Shake (@dopeboySHAKE) April 21, 2019
Me: Kanye cancelled!— . (@DDotOmen) April 21, 2019
Kanye: *plays soul samples with gospel choir*
kanye got y’all paying $200 for some gilden shirts. couldn’t be my GOAT— Trey Smith (@SlimiHendrix) April 21, 2019
Photo: Timothy Norris/Getty Images for Coachella