Kanye West has officially reached full Yeezus metamorphosis!
We should have seen it coming, but for those who didn’t, 'Ye and friends have been praising and worshiping together every Sunday for the past few weeks.
The “Heard ‘Em Say” rapper and his wife, Kim Kardashian, have been welcoming friends and family to their home, which is packed with worshipers who get down with the gospel according to Yeezy.
While there are few details about the new church services the Wests have been hosting, we do have a few tidbits thanks to the first lady of the “church,” who has been sharing some videos and photos of the star-studded Sunday worship.
According to a close source to the rapper, Kanye may be considering opening a church after successfully taking over Coachella with his ministries.
“He is extremely passionate about his faith and wants to share it more regularly with people,” a source told PEOPLE magazine. “He spends a lot of time studying and praying, and wants to share his journey.”
With a vision to have people of all different races, ethnicities, beliefs, and politics being able to “to come together to worship God and love other people,” it may just happen, although it won’t be completely traditional.
“He has talked about starting his own church, and what exactly that would be,” the source added. “It wouldn’t be the traditional, three-hymns-and-a-sermon thing. Instead, it would be a way to point people to Jesus through the arts and through a community of people who love and care for each other. He also wants his kids to be raised in faith, and the best way for him to do that is to live out his faith.”
For those worried about him being sincere, the source vouched for the rapper.
“Say what you want about Kanye, but he really does want to help people who need support,” the source said. “He understands brokenness and the need for healing, probably more than most people. He believes in the healing powers of music, but also believes that God can step in and heal people’s brokenness and their issues.”
Kanye West's highly anticipated Easter Sunday service at Coachella finally happened, and there was A LOT going on.
To date, Kanye West’s Sunday services have been exclusive events that regular folks caught snippets of from the KarJenner clan's Instagram Stories or other places on social media. Coachella goers were given a chance to experience it all as they were led down a two-and-a-half-mile path to a man-made mountain where prayer was led by DMX.
Overwhelmed with emotion, Kanye delivered a two-and-a-half hour set featuring soulful renditions of his choir and liturgical dancers performing in mauve outfits along with Teyana Taylor, Ty Dolla $ign, Chance The Rapper, Kid Cudi and more praising together on the hill. They performed classic Kanye hits, "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1," "All Falls Down," "Power" and "Otis,” as well as a holy performance of "Ultralight Beam" with Chance the Rapper. They also covered R&B classics like "Outstanding" by the Gap Band, "Do I Do" by Stevie Wonder, and "Summer Madness" by Kool & the Gang. Then, Kanye debuted his new track, “Water.”
From the KarJenner camp, Kim Kardashian West, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Penelope Disick, Mason Disick, North West, and Kris Jenner were joined by Corey Gamble, Travis Scott, Lukas Sabbat, Younes Bendijima and North and Penelope’s mini-entourage. As for the rest of the star-studded V.I.P. section, 2 Chainz and Childish Gambino (with his family) were seen worshiping with Kanye.
To commemorate his Sunday services, Ye launched his own take on wearing your Sunday best. His “CHURCH CLOTHES” included apparel like “Jesus Walks” socks ($50), tie dye “Holy Spirit” crew necks ($225) and more still available for purchase online.
Just in time for #FBF, proud mommy Kim posted a series of videos on Instagram Stories ahead of Kanye's big Easter service at Coachella showing North West tapping into her inner musical genius, and it's a complete mood!
The adorable 5-year-old debuted her solo skills, with all eyes on her as she grabbed the microphone during last Sunday's outdoor service.
So talented! As if that wasn't enough, North even accompanied her dad as he rapped "Jesus Walks."
North West, dressed in a feathery top, is making it clear that she was born to stand out and show out!
The 5-year-old continued to steal the show with her vocals at Kanye's Sunday service again. On Palm Sunday, North enlisted her mini-entourage, including cousin Penelope Disick, to sing her favorite line, "poopy-di scoop," from her dad's song "Lift Yourself" ahead of Ye's Coachellla Easter Sunday service. With the spirit of the music coming over her, North also unleashed some of her best dance moves.
Dressed in a bright orange ensemble, North West got into the spirit of Sunday service as she took on the role as a lead singer and dancer.
With her father smiling from ear to ear behind her, the 5-year-old could be seen holding the microphone as the gospel choir performed a rendition of Stevie Wonder's “As."
Kanye and his gospel choir rejoiced with good reason on a recent flight! 'Ye hopped on the aircraft's speaker and delivered the good news that his curated church experience is coming to Coachella 2019 with a special Easter Sunday service at sunrise.
This could be the last we see of the "Church of Ye," as Kanye West announced this Sunday that "This is the last time on the mountain, so y'all gotta party with us," according to Billboard. Per usual, North West danced to the beat of her own drum as she donned a snake-print outfit.
On the 12th Sunday of the spiritual retreat, celebrities like Tyler the Creator and Babyface were reportedly at the invite-only church service, as Kanye and his choir performed gospel renditions of tracks from Watch the Throne. According to the Daily Mail, the police were called due to noise complaints from residents in the neighborhood.
The 5-year-old was a whole mood when she jumped up and showed off her killer dance moves! However, some folks on the internet were not pleased about her lipstick.
If you haven't noticed, 'Ye and his choir are wearing white attire along with gifted Yeezy sneakers.
Keeping their style minimalistic, even some of the guests joined in and wore white/nude, although his daughter North West and a friend styled in neon looks.
Kanye West loves good visuals, so this lighting is definitely intentional.
From his songs “I Wonder” and “Heard 'Em Say” to classics like “Weak” by SWV and “Back to Life” by Soul II Soul, Kanye makes sure to give each song a gospel twist that is guaranteed to get you out of your seat.
Dancing seems to be encouraged at the Sunday festivities, even the children can get involved.
Going by the videos of North dancing with a friend, we'd say it's all good vibes and love on Sunday!
One fan of the idea took to Instagram to share their thoughts, commenting, "Coolest church ever."
We wonder if the new gospel sound is something that we will be hearing on the new YANDHI album, which “The Jesus Walks” singer mentioned on his Twitter in 2018 as coming soon.
While he is praising and creating, we will be watching.
(Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella)
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