During one of his Sunday services, rapper and sometimes provocateur Kanye West allegedly said that he is making his new and upcoming album "better for ya'll" .
While no video of that moment from the event has surfaced, a lot of attendees have confirmed that he had said it.
Months ago, Kanye's much-awaited album, 'Jesus is King', was expected to arrive on September 27th. However, he pushed it back to September 29th before it was eventually delayed 'indefinitely.'
The release of the album will also come out with an IMAX film this October 25th, "Jesus is King: A Kanye West Experience." The film will show his Sunday service in action, with Roden Crater mostly filming the ceremony.
The documentary film will feature gospel songs arranged by the rapper along with new music from the album.
Yeezy's Howard University Visit
Last Saturday, October 12th, the rapper made an impromptu visit to Howard University's homecoming in Washington, D. C. Kanye made the campus into a churchyard with busy hymns of hip-hop.
At around 8 a.m., there was already music streaming from the yard of one of the country's prominent black universities. A lot of students were there, and there was also a tight circle of security for the rapper, his wife Kim Kardashian and their kids, and other musicians who were present.
Kanye spoke to the crowd about the concerns of social media, criminal justice, Christianity, African Americans and more.
"God, reveal the lies, let us stop feeling victimized, show my people the way, show my people how to love, forgive and pray," he said to the crowd.
Performing his timeless classic "Jesus Walks" from his album, The College Dropout, @kanyewest closes out "Sunday Service" for #HowardHomecoming . @PUSHA_T #HUHC19 pic.twitter.com/NqwEJU82mb — Howard University (@HowardU) October 12, 2019
However, students and faculty of the university were not impressed by his performance.
An associate professor at Howard's Afro-American Studies said in a tweet that Kanye should head to the library after his performance since he has some books for him. The said professor followed the tweet with the hashtag "The Miseducation of the Negro."
Another professor of the school also tweeted, saying that the "Kanye church thing" made her sick.
A student criticized how Kanye was embraced at the school, pointing out that the Adidas ambassador is not being embraced fairly by the people. That people, especially the blacks, should have no room for anti-blackness.
After Kanye's performance at Howard, he later appeared at Georgetown University for another service.
Just earlier this year, the celebrity performer started organizing regular Sunday spiritual services which were mostly lowkey. His signature hip-hop and gospel pop-up events eventually became a hot topic, especially on social media.
People wanted to join and experience at least one service with him. Just last month, Brad Pitt even took part in one of his services.