Kanye West Says He Is The Greatest Artist That God Made
Kany West has proclaimed that he is the greatest artist that God made and many people are beginning to wonder. On Sunday, pastor Joel Osteen told his worshippers — both in the packed crowd at Lakewood Church in Houston and watching online or listening to SiriusXM — that it was a “breakthrough day for us.”
He also spoke of God “bringing the right people across our path.” It’s not clear whether the televangelist meant Kanye West, but that’s who turned up.
About 45 minutes into service at the Texas mega-church, Osteen welcomed Kanye West to the stage, prompting audience members to stand and whoop. Once the applause had died down, the rapper began to speak out his renewed commitment to Christianity.
“I know that God’s been calling me for a long time, and the devil’s been distracting me for a long time,” he said, as the words “Jesus is King” — the title of his latest album — appeared on a scene behind him.
As daughter North and wife Kim Kardashian West — the “Stronger” star corrected Osteen when the pastor introduced her as merely Kim Kardashian — watching on from the audience, West spoke of turning to faith and having “visions” during his “lowest point,” his 2016 hospitalization for what he called a “mental breakdown.”
West was inspired to release a gospel album — the afore-mentioned Jesus is King, which dropped last month.
West — who asked for silence from worshippers prone to shouting out during his responses, explaining that the outbursts were distracting and he’d rather “let God float through me” — said he felt pressure to “quiet” his own religious urges, with people telling him that superstars shouldn’t be speaking openly about Jesus.
The only superstar is Jesus,” he then said, prompting a roar from the crowd.
But, with a smile and a comment acknowledging his “arrogance and cockiness,” West told the crowd that the “greatest artist that God ever created is now working for him” — a reference to himself.