During an interview with Zane Lowe for Beats 1, Kanye West shared he made some unorthodox demands of his album crew. Explaining he wanted everyone to be on the same page, the formerly secular rapper asked staff not to engage in premarital sex during the recording process of ‘Jesus is King’.
It is no exaggeration to say the Kanye West we grew to know is long gone. Now a born-again Christian, West is determined to redeem himself through service to Christ. On the heels of the release of “Jesus is King”, the rapper sat for an interview with Zane Lowe. Discussing his tumultuous past, “revelations”, and journey in Christ, West revealed this is his calling. Saying, “Now that I’m in service to Christ, my job is to spread the Gospel, to let people know what Jesus has done for me.”, West has turned over a new leaf.
But while discussing the production process for ‘Jesus is King’, West revealed he made some requests of his staff– to abstain from premarital sex while working on the album. Believing it would bring everyone together spiritually, West said, “It’s known when people pray together, families that pray together stay together.” He continues, “When people pray together and fast together the power is increased.”
The Doors to the Megachurch are Open
Kanye’s new role as a self-proclaimed “Christian innovator” has caught the attention of none other than Joel Osteen. The Lakewood Church pastor who was famously chastised for refusing to open the doors of his megachurch during the extensive flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey has invited Kanye to attend his service. Although sources say he was not asked to perform, Joel and Kanye have allegedly been in close contact for weeks. The Houston megachurch is home to nearly 45,000 parishioners but the service reaches more than 100 million homes through its televised program. That’s quite a way to promote his new album!
Although Kanye is thrilled about his new found faith, it has resulted in tensions emerging at home. A recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians revealed Kanye is not pleased with Kim’s style, despite being the catalyst for her bombshell transformation. During the spat, Kanye said his soul and spirit were bothered by her provocative style of dress, specifically what she wore to the Met Ball. Kim was quick to remind Kanye that he influenced her style and told her husband, “Just because you’re on a journey and you’re in a transformation doesn’t mean I’m in the same spot with you.” The couple appears to have come a long way from Bound 2.
Rolling Ray Undergoes Surgery After Wig Catches On Fire
Social media star Rolling Ray underwent surgery Tuesday morning to treat serious burns on his body after his terrible wig accident last week.
In a series of IG stories, he let his audience follow along as he prepped for surgery.
Last week Rolling Ray announced he was hospitalized after his wig caught on fire! During a January 13 Instagram Live session hosted straight from his hospital bedside, he showed his severely burnt and damaged face telling viewers his “whole skin, legs, arms, feet, and everything” were burned.
In a more recent Live, Ray explained the incident that led to his whole wig catching on fire: an unfortunate smoking accident. “It just, like, lit on fire when I tried to light the cigarette,” he recounted. “So I get to trying to snatch the wig off. B***h, the fire goes to my f*****g shirt, to my feet, to my legs, to my back. It’s a fire everywhere, it’s a fire in the whole room.”
Of course the internet trolled him in a disgusting display of ableism and heartlessness. Comments like “Rolling Ray should have stopped, dropped, and rolled” and “karma’s a b***h” had social media conflicted in its feelings about his accident. His sensation comes from his harsh and, often, below-the-belt reads (just last month he told Yung Miami to “dig (sic) up” her dead baby father. However, the criticism didn’t stop him from responding on Twitter.
Rolling Ray might be problematic as all get-out, but we do not tolerate ableism here. We wish him well as he heals.
Fantasia Reveals Gender of Baby On the Way!
On Tuesday singer-songwriter and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino took to social media to reveal that she is having a baby girl, her first child with husband Kendall Taylor.
In a series of Instagram stories, Fantasia showed pink fireworks being shot off during a gender reveal party, to her and her hubby’s excitement! She continued by sharing what her daughter-to-be’s name will be: Keziah London Taylor.
The news comes after the couple revealed they had struggled to conceive since their 2015 marriage. During a November episode of her IG Live show “Taylor Talks,” she described continuously praying for a child with her husband. Fantasia, a deeply devout Christian, was obviously elated when she shared the news.
“God I Want To Thank You!” she said in an Instagram caption. “You Gave Us A Seed even when the Doctor said that one of my Tubes [was] Closed you said Different. @salute1st I Love You King and I can’t wait to see who He or She acts Like.”
We can see Fantasia and family are all super excited to be welcoming a baby girl into their lives. All congratulations to her.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Getting Divorced, Report Says
In a story published Tuesday evening, Page Six is reporting that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting divorced, with the two already in settlement talks. The news comes after the couple spent the holiday season separately – Kanye at his ranch outside Cody, Wyoming, Kim and the kids with her famous family in southern California.
A source close to Kardashian was quoted saying, “Kim got Kanye to go up there so they could live separate lives and quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce. She’s done.” Kardashian, 40, and West, 43, are said to be splitting because of marital problems directly related to Kanye’s very public mental health struggles.
For several years the rapper’s various antics have caused fans to worry. After coming out as a Trump supporter, West then announced his own 2020 presidential bid under a new political party: the Birthday Party. At a campaign rally in South Carolina, he was seen rambling, debating individual audience members, and at times, crying. In various interviews, he has rambled on almost incoherently, and his tweetstorms are now infamous.
For her part, Kim has always supported her husband and has openly discussed the difficulties of their marriage. Back in June, she shared on social media, “Anyone who has [bipolar disorder] or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand… People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual (has) to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”
It appears she has finally reached her limit in the union with the unnamed source saying, “She is serious about taking the bar exam and becoming a lawyer, she is serious about her prison reform campaign. Meanwhile Kanye is talking about running for president and saying other crazy s**t, and she’s just had enough of it.”
Separately, a source close to Kanye alleges the rapper is sick of his wife and her family, which might have some truth to it since he has tweeted some pretty nasty things about them in the past. “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform,’” he said in a now-deleted July tweet. Recently, he hasn’t been featured on his wife’s Instagram and has largely remained out of the public eye.
With the news yet to be confirmed, the “divorce is imminent” reports are just rumors for now. We’ll be following the news as more information comes out.