Kanye West is releasing a Christian-themed IMAX film today. The movie, Jesus is King, will focus on the church services the rapper has been holding over the past year.
If the trailer is any indication… there won’t be much clamor for a sequel. (Or a Second Coming, if you will.)
West began holding Sunday Service worship gatherings this year and announced that he was no longer planning to record secular music.
While largely centered on music, they have been known to occasionally include a pastor who gives a brief spiritual message.
West explained to those gathered that he was once beholden to “multiple gods,” namely the “god of ego, god of money, god of pride, the god of fame.”
“When I was trying to serve multiple gods it drove me crazy. That’s like the greatest chef in the world trying to make a seven-course meal and serve it at eight different houses.”
This release comes on the heels of a recent “born again” experience for West. He’s been very outspoken about his conversion, including controversial comments about how his wife Kim Kardashian‘s immodest fashion choices make him uncomfortable.
It’s hard to comment on whether this renewed spiritual experience is genuine or just a ploy for attention (or both), though fans and critics alike seem to be on the cynical side, suspecting that this may be nothing more than a temporary phase. If the slide to Christianity isn’t commercially successful, then you can expect a shift back to his old persona even sooner.
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