Kanye West has had an extreme makeover of his spirit-man the past two years. The famed rapper has rediscovered his love for Jesus that he had when he was still a young man.
The course correction that his life has taken came after a series of erratic behaviours ended up with him being hospitalised back in 2016 after a nervous break-down.
But it seems things are looking up for the rapper after he got saved. And how did that happen? During a recent church service at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta in Atlanta, the business mogul shared his testimony of finding Jesus, being saved and holding fast to Christ’s greatness.
As reported by BET, “Along with his typical praise and worship sessions, Kanye offered a special sermon [at the service], speaking on the importance of accepting both God’s power along with His plan for you.”
Pastor Dr. Sunday Adelaja shared a video on YouTube sharing how God has worked miracles in his and others’ lives. Despite being tempted personally by every “shiny” thing the devil could possibly have shown him, West found the truth.
Ye revealed through a worshipful moment anchored in the sentiments of Ecclesiastes that he discovered that “Nothing beats God” and that only God can give you a sound mind.
Kanye encouraged congregants to have a singular focus on God, and not man: “Let’s not be concerned with the opinions of men at all. Only the opinion of God. Let’s not be concerned with the validation of men at all. Only of God. To be radically in service to Christ.”
The man then confessed how Christ had delivered him, saved him and brought him closer to his children and family after years of deception “chasing a gold statue.”
“I believe Jesus died for my sins,” West declared, “There was a time when the devil had me.” He added, “Do you know the good news? Jesus can save a wretch like me,” he said.
“The power of God cannot be calculated by…a bank account, by how many cars you drive or by how big your house is…it’s God inside of us…,” Ye proclaimed.
Kanye West and Jay Z reconciled at Diddy’s 50th birthday party this past weekend.
It was a star studded event with Beyonce, Jay Z, Usher, Kanye, Kim Kardashian, and others gracing the party.
The two were seen together taking photos, shaking hands, and briefly speaking at the party, which was held Saturday night at Diddy’s mansion in Los Angeles.
The two fell out five years ago when Jay and Bey skipped Kanye and Kim’s wedding in 2014 and then later Kanye revealed that Jay Z ignored his wife Kim when she was robbed during her visit to Paris. In a series of rants, Kanye went on during his Saint Pablo Tour he told the audience alot.
Kanye West and Joel Osteen are taking their new-found friendship/partnership to greater heights in 2020. The rapper and televangelist Joel Osteen are reportedly teaming up again for an event in May at the Yankee Stadium in New York City.
According to a report from TMZ, the pair are working on an event slated for spring 2020, during which Osteen will preach and West — alongside his Sunday Service choir — will perform the music.
The pair, who just wrapped up an event at Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, announced they will team up again at Yankee Stadium in May 2020, per reports.
The May 2 event will be part of Osteen’s “America’s Night of Hope,” an inspirational service the megachurch pastor hosts in several cities around the United States.
News of the upcoming partnership comes a few weeks after Osteen and West teamed up at the televangelist’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, where the “Jesus Is King” rapper opened up about his very public conversion to Christianity and the “call” he feels on his life.
“I know that God’s been calling me for a long time and the devil has been distracting me for a long time,” West told Osteen. “When I was at my lowest points, God was there with me, inspiring me and sending me visions.”
As for this upcoming event, the Yankee Stadium has the capacity for 54,251 people — 10,000 more than Lakewood. This will be Osteen’s third time hosting a “Night of Hope” in the New York venue, but his first time doing so with West.
Ticket prices for the event have not yet been announced, but past “Night of Hope” sermons tickets have gone for $15.
Kanye West visited Joel Osteen’s Lakewood church this past weekend where he spoke a little about his spiritual journey in a highly anticipated service.
He said while being interviewed by Joel; ‘I know that God’s been calling me for a long time and the devil’s been distracting me for a long time.’
When I was in my lowest points, God was there with me and sending me visions and inspiring me, and I remember sitting in the hospital at UCLA after having a mental breakdown and there’s documentation of me drawing a church and [wanting to] start a church in the middle of Calabasas,” he added, referring to his 2016 hospitalization during his Saint Pablo tour.
He then went on to speak about how despite his arrogance and cockiness, he would now be in God’s service.
‘Because every time I stand up, I feel that I’m standing up and drawing a line in the sand and saying, “I’m here in service to God and no weapon formed against me shall prosper.” Jesus has won the victory. I told you about my arrogance and cockiness already. Now the greatest artist that God has ever created is now working for him,” he added, with a smile on his face.
Towards the end of his time onstage, Osteen encouraged the crowd to welcome the rapper’s wife Kim Kardashian West as well as their daughter North, both of whom were sitting in the front row.
Osteen’s megachurch welcomes as many as 50,000 people per week, according to a 2018 article in the Houston Chronicle — a figure that doesn’t include the estimated 10 million people tuning in on live streams at home.
Lucy Natasha is one of the most popular female clerics under the age of 40 in Kenya. The woman who has a very large following online was recently linked to our very own Classic105 presenter Maina Kageni, a juicy rumour but a rumour nonetheless.
As most of you might well know, Kanye West has made a radical life change. He is now a born-again Christian, with the rapper even releasing a new gospel album, Jesus is King.
Lucy has come out with a rather interesting take on Kanye West, the man has even drawn the praise of global mega-pastor Joel Osteen. In fact, Kanye will have a show at Joel’s church.
Natasha who is also a Kenyan televangelist has now made known her opinion of Kanye West known. She said on her socials,
‘I’m thrilled to read about Kanye West using his testimony of what God has done in his life to point thousands of people to Jesus Christ. Kanye shares that God has called him to hold what he has named Sunday Service Experiences with music and the preaching of God’s Word. This is reaching a whole new group of people.’
That was not all as the woman asked for people to pray for the 42-year-old rapper needed it,
‘Kanye also has a new album called “Jesus is King.” Pray for Kanye—there will be many temptations and the devil will try to discourage, distract, and even destroy him. Pray that he will keep his eyes focused on Jesus and that God would guide and protect him. God bless you, Kanye—we’re praying for you. God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called.’
One thing I like about Kanye is that he goes hard on anything he is passionate about, something we all can learn. Ama?
Kanye West is launching Yeezy shoes made partially from algae.
West and Yeezy head designer Steven Smith recently unveiled a prototype for the Yeezy Foam Runners at the Fast Company Innovation Festival. The brand has made the shoes from harvested algae foam blended with ethylene-vinyl acetate.
Algae is a sustainable material choice. The aquatic organisms grow fast, farmers can harvest them daily, and they absorb CO2 as they grow.
Yeezy’s algae-based Foam Runners will go on sale in early 2020 at $75 a pair.
Thanks, but my feet don’t need bicycle helmets.
These are the ugliest crocs I have ever seen.
Looks like an actual croc’s skeleton
they out here lookin like they excavated a dinosaur fossil 😂
bruh Kanye got some ugly a** shoes. Y’all just clout chasin if u think they fye
Kanye makes THE ugliest shoes in the history of shoe making. I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing them sh**s. I would get The Damage tattooed across my chest before I ever put my foot in one of them ugly a** shoes.
Kanye West has really changed since his recent transformation this year. The man who is married to socialite Kim Kardashian recently gave his life to Jesus Christ and that has come with many changes he has made in his life.
Recently, in a surprise appearance at the 2019 Fast Company Innovation Festival, West suggested that he may legally change his name to ‘Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West’ for a little bit.
‘When people say it’s crass to call yourself a billionaire, I might legally change my name to Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West for a year until y’all understand exactly what it is,’ he told Fast Company senior writer Mark Wilson.
‘That’s going to be so hard to type,’ Wilson joked. ‘It will be on the license plate,’ West pitched in. Through the years, Kanye West has gone by countless names: The Louis Vuitton Don, Ye, Yeezy, Yeezus, Pablo and, uh, Martin Louis the King Jr.
Kanye West has turned his life around figuratively and literally (what does that mean BTW? It sounds smart though…) The rapper has given his life to Jesus Christ and as a born-again Christian, he has decided to change some of the behaviours in his home.
One of them is that his daughter shouldn’t be allowed to put on lipstick! But it seems that little North is quite the rebel and decided to put some on during yesterday’s Halloween fete.
Kim Kardashian West’s daughter was seen on Instagram wearing bright red lipstick for her classic devil Halloween costume.
As seen in a photo posted by Auntie Kourtney Kardashian, the 6-year-old was rocking crimson nail polish and a pitchfork as she posed up alongside cousin Penelope Disick — who was dressed up as an angel-devil hybrid creature and, for what it’s worth, also appeared to be wearing a gloss.
Kim had told E! News in a recent interview,
‘North is trying to get in on the makeup, but she’s being blocked heavily because her dad has stopped all makeup for her until she is a teenager… It’s a big discussion, a big fight in the household right now but it is what’s best.’
She also went on to reveal she and Kanye “didn’t really want her to wear makeup at a young age,’
Kanye himself admitted in an interview on Apple Music’s Beats 1,’ I was literally out there making [North] try to out dress Rihanna… I don’t think North should wear a crop top after I had her wear a slip dress when she was two years old. I think and feel differently now that I am Christian.’
Kanye West becoming a Christian has allowed us to see a new side of the rapper who has arguably had more written about him than most rappers combined.
The man was recently a guest on James Corden’s segment Airpool Karaoke, where he revealed a lot about his finances and his plans for his family.
The born again rapper has claimed his faith in God helped him get out of KSh 3.6 billion debt. The American rapper said he made KSh 11.9 billion shillings in 2018 but still ended up in debt.
The 42-year-old said, ‘Last year I made KSh 11.9 billion and still ended up KSh 3.6 billion in debt, this year (2019), I looked up and I just got KSh 7.02 billion returned to me on my tax, and people say don’t talk about these numbers.’
Kanye West isn’t taking his recent conversion to Christianity lightly. Kanye who appears to be born again and even released an album to that effect is said to have banned his six-year-old daughter, North, from wearing makeup and crop tops.
North’s love for makeup is quite obvious as it has been displayed on social media from time to time. Well, it seems a spanner has been thrown into that wheel.
Speaking to E News, Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian, revealed that North has been banned from using make up till she becomes a teenager. She also added that it caused a huge discussion in her household but it is all for the best
“North is trying to get in on the makeup but she’s being blocked heavily because her dad has stopped all makeup for her until she is a teenager.
The 39-year-old mother added that as parents they really didn’t want their daughter wearing makeup at a young age. In a separate interview with Zane Lowe for Beats 1, Kanye revealed that he has also banned North from wearing crop tops because he feels differently now that he is a Christian.
“I don’t think North should wear crop tops just because I had her wearing a slip dress when she was two-years-old,” said Kanye.
“I think and feel differently now, now that I’m Christian, now that I’m founder of a $3bn ( KSh 310,521,000,000) organisation and married for five years,” he added.
Kanye has previously complained about his wife, Kim’s iconic corset dress to the Met gala. Kim showed up at the Met Ball in a corset dress that clinched every each of her body and was adorned with pearls that made it look like she was emerging from the water and dripping.
The White House has reportedly secured better prison conditions for A$AP Rocky after his manager, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West reached out to presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner in an effort to get the rapper released from detention in Sweden.
Many believe that A$AP, who has been incarcerated for more than two weeks, is being unfairly held in relation because of a street brawl in Stockholm captured on video back on June 30.
Kardashian reportedly got in touch with Kushner after learning of the rapper’s situation, according to TMZ. Kushner then went all the way up the chain to brief Trump. The president then reportedly told Kushner he though A$AP was being unjustly detained and offered his support.
‘Thank you @realDonaldTrump, @SecPompeo, Jared Kushner & everyone involved with the efforts to Free ASAP Rocky & his two friends. Your commitment to justice reform is so appreciated,’ Kardashian tweeted on Wednesday.
Kushner was also contacted by the hip hop star’s manager John Ehmann, who complained that his client’s conditions at the Kronoberg detention center were ‘inhumane’. ‘Jared immediately got Rocky moved to better living conditions,’ Pastor Darrell Scott of the Urban Revitalization Coalition, an organization set up by the Trump administration that advised Ehmann to contact Kushner, told Page Six.
‘They had this guy in a crap hole. I don’t know if it’s a different facility [that he’s now in], but he’s at least on a different floor. It’s better surroundings,’ Scott said.
Scott told Page Six he spoke to President Trump directly about the situation as well.
‘[Trump] asked, “Do you like the guy, do you trust him?” And he said, “OK, we’ll look into it then.”‘
Scott added that ‘it was never a publicity grab.. It’s just this administration trying to help an American citizen overseas who’s in dire straits’.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West finally reveal the face of their 4th child
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Robert O’Brien, the special presidential envoy for hostage affairs, are understood to have been apprised on the issue.
The State Department is reportedly working to get the rapper out of jail.
Previously the department raised concerns about the detention of A$AP Rocky, urging Sweden to ‘treat him fairly’ amid reports the rapper is being held in solitary confinement. Rep. Adriano Espaillat, a Democrat who represents New York’s 13th Congressional District, which includes A$AP’s home neighborhood of Harlem, also called in Pompeo to do more to secure the rapper’s freedom as well as that of two others detained with him, Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers.
He expressed concern that the three Americans were being held in solitary confinement.
‘It is unconscionable that young men that are doing well, they are on the right track in life, they’re very successful, they’re icons in the hip-hop community, are treated under these inhuman conditions,’ Espaillat said at a Wednesday press conference.
Sources close to the star said he was forced to sleep on a yoga mat without blankets and was housed in a cell next to a man with mental health issues who bangs his head against the wall and throws faeces ‘every which way’.
Rocky, 30, survived on an apple a day during the first five days of his incarceration because food in the facility is inedible and the water is unclean, TMZ reported.
It is understood he is now in a facility where the conditions are ‘markedly better’.
The governor of the detention center, where A$AP is being held because he is deemed a flight risk by Swedish authorities, told Page Six the prison has ‘been completely renovated’.
The rapper, real name Rakim Meyers, is being held there while police investigate a street brawl he was involved in and while prosecutors decide if they’re going to charge him with aggravated assault. In a statement to Politico, a spokesman for the State Department said: ‘There are certainly some facts about the arrest and detention that raise concerns.
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‘We expect all governments, including Sweden, to treat American citizens fairly and with respect. We hope to see ASAP Rocky and his colleagues back on tour and reunited with friends and family soon.’
Top officials are said to be keeping a close eye on proceedings.
Swedish prosecutors must decide by Friday whether A$AP will face charges.The star’s lawyer, Alan Jackson, said: ‘President Trump has made bringing home unjustly held Americans a top priority for his administration. The State Department’s interest in the case gives us great hope for Rocky’s situation.
‘Secretary Pompeo and Ambassador O’Brien have been relentless in their diplomatic efforts on behalf of American citizens being held all over the world. Rocky’s millions of fans worldwide are putting their trust in the State Department to get Rocky home.’
Rocky was detained in Stockholm shortly after a gig in the city over video which shows him involved in a street brawl with two men on June 30.
He claims that the men kept following him, provoked him and swung at his security first, sparking the fight.
In his first court appearance a judge ordered him to be held for up to two weeks while police investigate.Another court order would then be needed if the police need more time to carry out their investigation.
Lawyers for the entertainer appealed the decision to the appeals court which upheld it, and then to the Supreme Court, which refused to hear the case.
In their initial ruling, the judge said that A$AP is a flight risk and will likely leave the country if released.
The rapper, who is in the midst of a European tour, has already been forced to cancel shows in Norway, Poland, Ireland and Britain because of the arrest.
Fans, as well as fellow musicians, have publicly urged Swedish authorities to release the American entertainer.
Rapper Travis Scott shouted ‘Free Rocky’ during his performance at the Wireless Festival in London, a festival where ASAP Rocky was scheduled to perform.
Others have taken to social media under hashtags like #FreeRocky or #FreeFlacko, which is another of ASAP Rocky’s nicknames.
Akothee is one woman who inspires many women and girls alike.
Her ‘take no prisoners’, ‘gung ho’ and ‘my way or the highway’ attitude have earned her many fans and critics alike.
What impresses many about the single mother of 5 is her will to not only survive but also thrive and make it against all odds. Which she has done splendidly!
But it seems that even the iron lady is proving that she might be human too! She recently posted a cryptic message on her Instagram page detailing how she needed to take a break. She wrote yesterday that her Cologne show would be her last ‘due to very sensitive issues within my organization’.
She added that she needed to fix herself first because she felt that if she didn’t take that radical step that she would lose everything as a mother, an artist, an entrepreneur, an entertainer, and as a mentor.
She went on to say that she could not motivate her followers if she was broken and down. The singer also went to explain that the trip to Europe had been eye-opening for her as she realized that the path she was on would lead her to an early grave.
She, however, showed that her fighting spirit was still indomitable saying that she would take the hiatus to fix her troubles. Could the enterprising singer be a victim of burn out as she alluded to in her post?
Akothee was twice last year admitted to hospital and given compulsory bedrest for fatigue.
She isn’t the only celeb who has had issues of burnout in her career. Kanye West was famously hospitalised in 2016 for exhaustion in 2016. The ‘love lockdown’ singer was also suffering from sleep deprivation.
They rang in their fifth wedding anniversary with a trip to Las Vegas to see Celine Dion in concert on Saturday.
And Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West ‘feel very proud about their marriage,’ according to People magazine’s source.
The 38-year-old entrepreneur and the rapper, 41, ‘seem very happy’ and ‘they love being parents,’ the insider added.
The magazine’s source said that they appear to be as strong as ever.
Kanye surprised Kim on their fifth wedding anniversary with a trip to Las Vegas on Saturday to see Celine Dion in concert. Their wedding anniversary was on Friday, May 24th.
Kim posed in a crystal-accented white bodysuit with Kanye and Celine after the concert. Kim and Kanye were longtime friends before they finally began dating in April 2012.
The lovebirds welcomed their first child, North West, on June 15, 2013.
The new parents got engaged on her 33rd birthday – October 21, 2013 – in an elaborately planned proposal where Kanye rented out the AT&T Park in San Francisco and got down on one knee as their friends and family watched on.
The duo had their pre-wedding festivities in Paris, France and had their ceremony on May 24, 2014, in Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy.
Kim stunned in a custom Givenchy dress by Riccardo Tisci.
The pre-wedding fun – including a visit to the Eiffel Tower, a stay at the Palace at the Versailles and her wedding dress fittings with Givenchy – were all chronicled on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Kim and Kanye welcomed their second child, a son named Saint West, on December 5, 2015.
Their third child, daughter Chicago West, was born via surrogate on January 15, 2018.
Their fourth child, son Psalm West, was born via surrogate on May 9, 2019.
According to People, Kim and Kanye decided to keep their fifth wedding anniversary low-key: ‘Both agreed that since they have a newborn, they didn’t want to make huge anniversary plans.’
Adding: ‘Kanye surprised Kim with a trip to Las Vegas and it was perfect. They had a celebration and a short getaway.’
Kim Kardashian relied on the family doctor when her gestational carrier welcomed her fourth child, Psalm, on May 9.
Dr. Paul Crane of Beverly Hills did the honors, according to the baby’s birth certificate, which was released on Thursday.
Also on the paper, it was noted that Psalm was born at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and the little guy does not yet have a middle name.
All of Kim’s four kids were welcomed by Dr Crane. And Kris Jenner used him for all six of her kids – Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Rob, Kendall and Kylie.
That same day it was revealed that baby Psalm West’s moniker is safe. TMZ claimed the power couple have already ‘filed for trademark protection under her company so Psalm’s name.’
And there are wide variety of things that covers, from hair extensions and ornamental novelty pins to entertainment services, personal appearances, skin care, nail polish and strollers. he two have done this for their three other children as well: North, five, Saint, three, and Chicago, one.
They have yet to launch any brands under their kids’ names but are likely just thinking years ahead of time.
On May 9 they welcomed Psalm via gestational carrier.
The reality TV star, 38, shared the happy news about their baby boy’s birth with fans soon after. ‘He’s here and he’s perfect,’ the beauty tweeted. Minutes later she added, ‘He’s also Chicago’s twin lol I’m sure he will change a lot but now he looks just like her.’
The baby was born at 6 lbs, 9 ozs, according to TMZ.
She then shared a photo of the child in her crib. Some followers said that she was endangering the baby due to a bumper, but unless the child was capable of rolling over half a foot, it never would touch a bumper.
Kourtney, 40, surprised their mother Kris, 63, with the news that the surrogate was in labor with the child during an appearance on The Ellen Show on Thursday, much to the delight of the family matriarch.Back in January, Kim confirmed that they were expecting their fourth child during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live.
Though she also confessed to spilling the beans when she had too much to drink at their star-studded Christmas Eve party.
She told Andy Cohen: ‘I got drunk at our Christmas Eve party and told some people. I can’t remember who I told because I never get drunk.’ She battled with life-threatening condition placenta accreta during her two pregnancies and has been warned by her doctor to not carry her own baby again.
The condition occurs when all or part of the placenta remains attached to the uterine wall after childbirth.
During a November 2016 episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim explored the possibility of carrying her third child.
Yet she was left bereft when doctors told her that there are too many risks if she gets pregnant and that it would be life-threatening.
Kim said on the show: ‘If the two doctors that I trust have told me it wouldn’t be safe for me to get pregnant again, I have to listen to that.’
Speaking in April, Kim made it clear that she wanted to have another child. She said on the reality show: ‘I’d love nothing more than to expand my family and just know that I have this world at home that’s safe.
‘And if for some reason I left this earth sooner than I really wanted to, then my kids would have a support system at home — so that I know that they would be okay if I wasn’t here.’
Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West aren’t adding to their family anytime soon. On Tuesday, the 37-year-old reality star shut down baby number four rumors while talking with E! News.
‘None of that was true,’ she told the website of baby rumors. ‘I’ve been really open about it and talked about it on our show. We start filming season 16 next week, so if I think about it more and it’s gonna happen, you’ll definitely see it on the show,’ Kim shared. ‘But as of now, no.’
Kim and Kanye are parents to North who is 5years, Saint who is 2 years and Chicago who is seven months.
Back in April, ET also broached the topic of baby number four.
‘I gotta live with three for a second,’ Kim said. ‘If it were up to my husband we’d have like seven. Maybe four is all I can handle. I don’t know, maybe three is all I can handle.’