“Jesus is King” sees West rapping about God and his newfound faith.
“Kanye West is cracking the culture code,” Trump, Jr. wrote. “@kanyewest’s new album #JesusIsKing is the epitome of fearless creativity and ‘dangerous, unapproved’ ideas. Leftists always try to silence those who are speaking truth. They’re waging a war on our family and culture. Kanye is a pioneer.”
The rapper discussed his musical and personal turn to Christianity, as well as the inspiration behind the new album “Jesus is King” in an interview with DJ Zane Lowe on Apple Music last Thursday.
“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,” West told Lowe during a nearly two-hour conversation.
They touched on many topics, including what went into making West’s new album, which will debut along with an IMAX film of the same title.
West described how he wanted to make sure everyone working on “Jesus is King” was committed to the project.
“There were times when I was asking people to fast during the album,” he said. “This is gonna be radical what I’m about to say … There were times when I was asking people to not have premarital sex while they were working on the album.”
The release of “Jesus is King” is not the first time West has made an impression on a member of the Trump family. In October 2018, West met with the commander-in-chief in the Oval Office.
During his wide-ranging discussion with the president, West dropped an F-bomb, (“Put the beep on however you want to do it and have a five-second delay,” he warned reporters), explained why he famously derided former President George W. Bush as racist while defending Trump (“I was in a victim mentality”) and announced that he had been misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder when he was actually merely sleep deprived.
In January, West affirmed his support for the president in a series of tweets.
He started the tweet-fest declaring, “Trump all day” followed by dragon emojis and “Just so in 2019 you know where I stand.”
The dragons likely reference a tweet from April in which West said he and Trump both have “dragon energy” that makes them “Natural born leaders.”
-Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, Contributing: Cydney Henderson, Susan Haas
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