Kanye West’s “New Wave of Revival.”
A “new wave of revival.” On Friday over 1,000 people committed their lives to Christ after Kanye opened his Sunday Service to the public in Baton Rouge. “Tonight, worship was lifted, the name of Christ was exalted, the Word of God was preached, a multitude prayed together, the Gospel was clearly proclaimed, and an opportunity to respond was given,” Brewington a pastor at Crossroads Church in Lafayette wrote on Friday. “In a crowd of 6,000 people from all walks of life, all ages, and all races, I witnessed over 1,000 people respond to The Gospel by raising their hands to accept Jesus as their Lord & Savior!”
Despite delays, harsh criticism from the media and the brain power it took to pull off Sunday Service, he claimed his spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as his latest release, Jesus Is King, debuts at No. 1. “I’ve been canceled,” the hip-hop artist told a Los Angeles radio station this month. “I’ve been canceled before they had cancel culture.” There’s no doubt that 2019 had been one of the toughest year’s of West’s career. He was dragged by the left for his support of Trump’s presidency. His entire culture turned his back on him for his “slavery was a choice” stance. So what keeps his fans coming back for more?
In his Big Boy Tv Interview, West claims that if you go to a college or high school and ask them who their favorite artist is, you’ll get Kanye as the answer. Despite the scrutiny West has faced, he remains a symbol of strength to the youth. “Yo, that guy is actually in Hollywood, this man done been put on medication, this man had to pay millions of dollars in paparazzi fees for slamming the Britney Spears paparazzi. This man has been called crazy, this man had his whole culture turn his whole back on him and he is still himself.” As long as Kanye continues to be Kanye, his unapologetic approach to life and his art will continue to inspire. Say what you want about Kanye, but what other artist has been able to convince thousands of people to commit their lives to Christ? What other artist has been able to embark on a journey of a “new wave of rival?” Kanye West stills plans to run for president in 2024. “If I decide to do it, it will be done,” he promised in a new hour-long interview with Chicago’s Power 92 radio station Thursday (Aug. 30). “I’m not gonna try.” This man won’t stop until he has reached the top.