Hip hop superstar Kanye West took his Sunday Service to Atlanta this weekend, performing several familiar rap songs, swapping out the original word with Gospel centric lyrics.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, West morphed Ginuwine’s “So Anxious” into a worship track, as well as “Father Stretch my Hands” during an hours-long performance at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.
During one song, where singers declared that “nothing is too hard for God,” Kanye stopped and prayed to God, imploring the congregation, “all you ask is for radical obedience to you.”
“I’ve seen him work miracles in my life,” West added at another point in the service.
Kayne even gave a mini-sermon, during which he encouraged people to be bold in their faith.
“They be coming at me like, ‘why are you so judgmental?’ Well, it ain’t for me to judge but I’m gonna say what I see,” Kanye said. “That’s another thing that the Devil says.. ‘why are you speaking up so much?'”
“I’m just pointing to the word,” the rapper added.
“I wasn’t expecting him to give his personal revelations as much as he did,” one fan told the AJC. “I thought it was just going to be music. I wasn’t expecting that but I liked it.”
“I’ve gone to church all of my life, but this was something pretty unique,” they added.
Several famous artists were in attendance at the 600-strong gathering, including T.I., 2 Chainz and Nelly.
Atlanta played host to the annual eclectic “Music Midtown” festival this weekend, with Billie Eilish and Vampire Weekend among the headliners.
Last week, Kanye took his worship event to Chicago, where he performed several stunning, Jesus-centered renditions:
In a recent appearance on “The View,” Kim Kardashian-West was asked about Kanye’s “Sunday Service.” She explained that her husband’s worship service exploits were were developed out of a relentless pursuit for God.
“Kanye started this, I think, just to heal himself and it was a really personal thing … and it was just friends and family,” Kim said. “And he has had an amazing evolution of being born again and being saved by Christ.”
“It is a Christian service, like a musical ministry; they talk about Jesus and God,” she added.
You can watch the full Sunday Service at Missionary Baptist below:
Kanye’s new album, “Jesus is King,” is set for release September 27.