The 42-year-old megastar Kanye West has been increasingly open about his recent transformation into faith. After releasing his new album “Jesus Is King”, he’s been getting quite a bit of support from the Christian community. When asked about the making of his new album and what being in the music industry was like, his answers were astounding.
Kanye openly requested that the people working on his album abstained from premarital sex while they were working together. He noted, “When people pray together and fast together, the power is increased.”
He also took to one subject that many feel uncomfortable speaking on: pornography. He bluntly stated it’s “not okay.” He said that he no longer feels like a “slave” to the music industry, but a “free” “son of God.”
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“When collaborating with others on ‘Jesus Is King,’ West set up some lifestyle guidelines that they would have to abide by in order be part of the project,” Billboard reported. “Yeezy asked others to fast during portions of creating and also not partake in any premarital sex at times, which he knew would receive some blowback once it became public.”
“Now that I’m in service to Christ, my job is to spread the gospel, to let people know what Jesus has done for me,” said West. “I’ve spread a lot of things. There was a time I was letting you know what high fashion had done for me, I was letting you know what the Hennessey had done for me, but now I’m letting you know what Jesus has done for me, and in that I’m no longer a slave, I’m a son now, a son of God. I’m free.”
The “Gold Digger” rapper revealed that he first interacted with porn at just five years old, and it quickly became a habit he had to kick.
“My dad had a Playboy left out at age five and it’s affected almost every choice I made for the rest of my life from age five to now, having to kick the habit,” he told Lowe. “It just presents itself in the open like it’s okay. I stand up and say, ‘You know, it’s not okay.’”
West’s Christian identity has become increasingly public, including his new album set for release on Friday having the appropriate title of “Jesus is King.”
As noted by The Daily Wire, California-area pastor Adam Tyson revealed during a podcast last week that West told him he has been “radically saved” by Christ.
“[Kanye] said, ‘About five weeks ago, I got radically saved,’” Tyson told Christian outlet Apologia, XXL magazine reported. “He just started telling me a little about his testimony.”
According to the pastor, West told him that he was raised as a Christian but began “chasing all the things of this world” after hitting it big in the music industry. “He would say the devil basically brought him to a place where he just felt like he was in bondage to his sin. So he said, ‘I got delivered.’”