At the college campuses in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, the popular rapper Kanye West had two stops to perform his Sunday Service.
As gathered by The Washington post, Howard University was the first stop West performed as hundreds of students were gathered by 8:00 that morning to hear his music.
Without much ado, the campus was already geared up for the homecoming parade and football game. Gathered at the campus was a mixed crowd of Howard students and alumni, along with West fans from around the area as they were all filled with joy to hear him perform.
Speaking to the audience on Saturday, West, 42 said “God, reveal the lies, let us stop feeling victimized, show my people the way, show my people how to love, forgive and pray,”. He also spoke on fundamental issues with the black American community, like the many African Americans who are serving time in prison.
Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian, said Kanye’s Sunday service is the reality of his faith, because it was created after he had a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ.
“If you believe Jesus died for your sins – that’s the gospel! Christians, we’re making it too hard for people,” West said.
Later that same day, West second surprise service was performed at George Washington University.
The publicity of his coming to George Washington University was disclosed but with the help of social media word started getting around of his presence on Friday night.
Each week, different locations, West and his choir began traveling the country for his Sunday Service in January.
“It started off as something that was really healing for him and it was really small and personal, and it grew and grew, and he really has been saved by Christ and it’s like (he’s) born again, and dedicates his whole life to the church,” Kardashian said.
Before the release West album “Jesus is King” on sept. 27, West of made the announcement that he will be exclusively create faith-based music from now on.
Earlier this year West began hosting his invite-only, church-style “Sunday Services,” declaring that he is now a “born-again Christian.”
The faith journey that lead to Kanye West’s latest project has drawn intrigue from fans and critics. Though his Yeezus-to-Jesus transformation may seem like a whirlwind, Faithwire editor Tré Goins-Phillips recently penned some sound advice for those tempted to dismiss the artist’s authenticity.
“There is a need to allow Christians, famous or not, the freedom to be new believers,” Trè Goins- Phillips wrote.