Kanye West has had many interesting phases in his career. From his initial rise to fame, where he received acclaim for his catchy beats and thoughtful lyrics, to his ascension to business mogul as the head of the Yeezy brand, West has never allowed himself to be pigeonholed into one category. These days, West is establishing a new title for himself as a spiritual leader of sorts, following the debut of a new sort of gathering in the hills of California: West is hosting Sunday Services.
What religion is Kanye West?
West first became known to the world as a stylish rapper, walking the red carpet with a bottle of liquor in his hand. Therefore, it might come as a surprise to many fans to know that West considers himself to be a spiritual person with a deeply-held belief in God.
In a 2009 interview, West opened up about his upbringing and how it “wasn’t an option” to not be a Christian in the home in which he was raised. He felt as though he wasn’t really given a decision as a child as to what religion to align himself with, but growing up, he started to separate himself from the idea of belonging to a specific church, focusing rather on a set of ideals.
West discussed how Christianity is “embedded in him,” and how he will catch little snippets of him in things that he does or says, such as saying that something is a “blessing.” He also takes no issue with other people’s religions or how they choose to express themselves spiritually: West claimed that he has “super respect” for when people believe strongly in something.
Does Kanye West operate a church?