Kanye Explains “Yeezus” Jesus Appearance

By Lora Neng
October 25, 2013

In a culture rife with bravado, the Yeezus tour has united two figures who continually walk a fine line between arrogance and self-erasing irony. Kendrick Lamar opens for Kanye West, who made a bold statement in the staging of his classic “Jesus Walks” by holding a live, in-concert conversation with “white Jesus.”

The choice to feature Jesus onstage was not made flippantly. According to an interview with Wild 94.9, the rapper spoke to a friend and pastor before creating the artistic decision. “My girl even asked afterwards, ‘Is that weird if Jesus comes on stage?’ They’re like, ‘No. We do plays all the time. People play Jesus. You know what’s awesome about Christianity? We’re allowed to portray God. We’re allowed to draw an image of him. We’re allowed to make movies about him. Other religions, you’re not allowed to do that. That’s what’s really awesome about Christianity.'”

On the tour kick-off in Seattle, Kanye appeared onstage in robes not to imply that he was Jesus, but to have a relationship with and emulate Him. “I want to be Christ…People have had all these boundaries to peoples’ opinions that hold them back from what they honestly want to create. So, the biggest thing about me having any form of portrayal of Jesus is, I wanted to do it.”

Whatever your religion or politics, at least the majority are agreed that Kanye stays true to his vision.

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2 Comments for “Kanye Explains “Yeezus” Jesus Appearance”

  1. bmbsatnght

    pharell looks like a bishop gang member cuzz…whiz got weed……..

  2. bmbsatnght

    how come its all empty n Africa but all high tech n japn

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