Kanye was the last guy anybody expected to give his life to Jesus.
But things started changing a few years ago. In 2014, during one of his concerts, he referred to himself as a Christian. That same year, his flamboyant wife, Kim Kardashian, made the announcement more official. “He has had an amazing evolution of being born again and being saved by Christ,” she said.
Many Christians rolled their eyes. Kanye West? No way. But with the Oct. 25 release of his new album, Jesus Is King, the unpredictable hip-hop artist made it clear that he’s rapping for the Lord now.
Earlier this week on James Corden’s Late Late Show, Kanye seemed to glow as he talked about his new faith. “God has always had a plan for me, and He always wanted to use me,” said Kanye, who is 42. “But I think He wanted me to suffer more and wanted people to see my suffering and see my pain … So now when I talk about how Jesus saved me, more people can relate to that experience.”
Jesus Is King is Kanye’s ninth studio LP and his first foray into gospel rap.
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