So Yeezus believes Jesus walks with him, so much in fact that he brought him out on stage during the kick off portion of his Yeezus tour. Jesus made a cameo appearance during a performance of Kanye’s hit “Jesus Walks” during a Seattle tour stop. Once on stage Kanye and Jesus had a brief conversation with Kanye telling Jesus, “I’ve been waiting for you my whole life.”
“Jesus” responded in part, “I didn’t come here to make bad people feel good. l came here to make dead people alive.”
Now for those that have followed Kanye throughout his career, knows that he relishes pushing the envelope while trying to prove his genius. Ranting at awards show, earlier in his career, spazzing out on paparazzi, and wearing leather skirts are all part of Kanye’s repertoire to keep us talking. But it’s his most recent acts of eccentricity that not only has fans scratching their heads but Christians of all denominations seeing red. And how could they not? Naming his latest Album Yeezus where he basically compares his self to Jesus Christ and now bringing an actor pretending to be Jesus out on stage with him, has people has he lost his damn mind?
Even though I try not to care, I often wonder why does Kanye do the things that he does. I mean why would he think it would be a good idea to have an actor pretending to be Jesus Christ come on stage with him? Or proclaiming his self a god? All of this from someone who has made references to being a Catholic in the past. And that’s what’s so confusing about all of this, while I’m no Catholic, I’m pretty sure they probably find the whole thing to be sacrilegious. I’m guessing a strike of lighting is what it’s going to take to knock some sense into Kanye, but knowing him if he survives that’ll add to his God complex.
As I’ve said in previous posts, I may not be the perfect Christian but I do have sense enough not to play with God. I’m all for artistry and being different, but I have to draw the line somewhere and for me that line was naming his album Yeezus.
So what do you think? Has Kanye lost his damn mind? Or is this just another case of Kanye being Kanye? If you are a believer, do you find this latest incident to be offensive.
Talk to me, I’ll talk back.