11.18.2019

Kanye West calls himself 'the greatest artist that God has ever created' at Joel Osteen service

Kanye West calls himself 'the greatest artist that God has ever created' at Joel Osteen service

Kanye West took the stage at Houston megachurch pastor Joel Osteen's service Sunday, zigzagging through an interview about his shift to a much more religious ideology, his Sunday Service performances and new gospel album, "Jesus Is King." 

After claiming the "devil stole all the good producers, all the good musicians, all the good artists, all the good designers," West told the packed crowd of Lakewood Church worshippers that he sees a major shift coming in the world because "now, the greatest artist that God has ever created is working for him," referencing himself.

The rapper threw out handfuls of half-explained ideas throughout his talk, at one point calling strip clubs a form of sex trafficking and later claiming images are being fed to young children through "the media" with subliminal messaging to make them more inclined to join society's "robotic, numeric system." The latter was met with silence from the stadium audience, after which West told listeners they could rewind a video clip of what he had been saying and "do research" on the topic. 

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