According to a music promoter from Chicago who was in the room when the rapper spoke, music and fashion tycoon Kanye West said he would just go on gospel music – no more secular music.
Reportedly, West commented on the weekend at a listening party in Chicago for his new album Jesus is King: A Kanye West Experience, reports Fox Business.
"Kanye has also announced that it will no longer make secular music," said Andrew Barber, owner of music media company Fake Shore Drive. "Only the Gospel from now on."
West said he "ended up being an entertainer," Barber said Fox Business.
West launched his new album in New York on Sunday (local time) accompanied by his wife Kim Kardashian West and three of his four children.
He also announced that a documentary about the making of the album, with footage of the rapper's famous Sunday Service, will be released in IMAX theaters around the world on October 25th.
Kardashian West teased the list of tracks on the album on Instagram last Friday.
Anyone attending the Chicago listening party had to leave their cell phones in locked bags, so no video has yet emerged from West's remarks.
Kardashian West told the American talk show The sight that the new album was instrumental in the West becoming a Christian.
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"Kanye started this to really heal himself and it was a really personal thing, and he was just friends and relatives," he said earlier this month. "He had an extraordinary evolution of rebirth and being saved by Christ".
Over the weekend, West came as a surprise at a Chance the Rapper concert in his hometown of Chicago.
Meanwhile, the West may have come from Jesus, but some Christians are not buying the reborn rapper.
Instead, Christians attacked the rapper to "co-opt" their culture, reports the New York Post.
Hundreds of Christians are lighting Twitterverse – but the controversy over the Western invocation of religious images in his work has been underway since the early 2000s, according to the critic and self-proclaimed Christian Charlene Kaleina New York Post.
Kaleina, 68, says her faith is constantly derided "because of the strange and strange behavior of people like this man".
"He could try to understand Jesus in his limited way and we cannot judge the soul of another," said the commercial real estate professional. "People who follow Christ feel that something is wrong with this scene".
Online, hundreds of faithful believe that the only title of the album is blasphemous.
"Jesus Is King" sets a trend on Twitter, "writes another critic who identifies himself as an Adventist." They are talking about the self-proclaimed god Kanye West, who is a simple man. "
– with Fox Business
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