Fashion and entertainment mogul Kanye West is asking for prayer as he continues his bid for the U.S. presidency.
In a couple tweets posted Wednesday morning, the “Jesus Is King” rapper asked his followers for prayer “as I go into battle.”
“Everyone please pray for me,” he wrote. “You know what the system never counted on … millions of prayers at once … everyone I appreciate your prayers so much.”
West also posted a YouVersion Bible app screenshot of Ephesians 6:12, in which the Apostle Paul wrote, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
It’s unclear what exactly the 43-year-old West is referring to in his tweets, though he also posted Wednesday about his various contracts with Universal. In a deleted tweet Monday, the performer said he would not share new music until he was released from his contracts with Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Universal, Forbes reported.
West’s faith-based tweets come just a couple weeks after he once again defended his stalwart opposition to abortion.
During an interview with “Cannon’s Class” podcast host Nick Cannon released earlier this month, West described abortion in America as “black genocide.”
“There’s some harsh facts that deal with the black genocide that is abortion, and it’s happening every day,” he explained, later adding, “Planned Parenthood was set up and placed in minority communities to kill black people.”
West went on to tell Cannon, who is also pro-life, the country is experiencing a “genocide” at the hands of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business.
At another point during their discussion, Cannon asked West how he feels about those who criticized him for becoming emotional when he recounted that he and his wife, socialite and reality TV star Kim Kardashian, once discussed aborting their now-7-year-old daughter North.
“A world that thinks you shouldn’t cry and be in repentance when you just — you know, that is the world that is sick,” the entertainer said.
He also tweeted in late July, saying he is “concerned for” those who aren’t saddened by abortion.
West spoke out against abortion during his first campaign rally in Charleston, South Carolina, a freewheeling event featuring the tearful rapper emotionally recounting when he tried to convince Kardashian to have an abortion.
Ultimately, West said God intervened, clearly revealing to him why aborting their daughter would be wrong. He then called his wife and insisted she go through with the pregnancy.
Kardashian, for her part, broke her silence in the days after the event, during which West revealed personal details about her pregnancy, claiming her husband was in the throes of a serious bipolar episode. She defended West, who underwent a radical conversion to Christianity last year, calling him “a brilliant but complicated person.”
It’s worth noting that, given West has missed too many filing deadlines to launch a truly viable campaign for president, some have speculated his candidacy is nothing more than a calculated stunt to help re-elect President Donald Trump in November.