Rapper Kanye West’s much-anticipated album “Jesus Is King,” originally slated for release Friday, has hit a bump in the road — and it might be because of the record’s overtly Christian content.
West’s wife, reality TV star Kim Kardashian, announced the setlist for the album in tweet posted in late August.
According to a report from Hits Daily Double, a group of executives with Def Jam Recordings recently traveled to West’s occasional Wyoming home, where — as Variety characterized it — they may have voiced concerns about an album full of Christian-themed songs from West, who is the label’s “biggest star.”
Kardashian, for her part, has continued to promote the album on her social media accounts, leading followers to believe the album is still coming out Friday.
All of this comes as West continues to host his intriguing Sunday Services. Last weekend, he hosted a service in Wyoming, which was attended by more than 700 people. And before that, he held a Sunday Service in Atlanta, where the hip-hop star preached a mini-sermon, encouraging attendees to be bold in their Christian 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,” West said. “That’s another thing that the Devil says — ‘Why are you speaking up so much?’”
“I’m just pointing to the Word,” he added.