Kanye West famously rapped, “I am a God” on 2013’s Yeezus. “I know he the most high, but I am a close high,” he admitted, immediately after he demanded a croissant.
A lot has changed since then, but even as West has shifted into religious rap and given his music over to God, it has done nothing to dampen Kanye’s enthusiasm for himself.
This weekend Kanye made a visit to Pastor Joel Osteen's service at Lakewood Church in Houston, to share his faith with the crowd, deliver a surprise performance of songs from his Jesus Is King album, and ultimately declare himself the closest high.
“The only superstar is Jesus,” Kanye said as he discussed previous plans to make gospel music, right before he asked someone to stop talking so he could, “let God flow through me as I speak to you guys today.”
"Jesus has won the victory," he continued. "I told you about my arrogance and cockiness already. Now the greatest artist that God has ever created is now working for him."
The "Follow God" artist was joined by his wife Kim Kardashian West and daughter North West at the service.
The stop at the Lakewood Church was just part of West’s tour of Houston this weekend. Kanye and his choir also paid a visit to Harris County Jail, where he gave an impromptu performance for the inmates. First one for a group of 200 males, and a second for a smaller group of female inmates.
In addition to performing songs from Jesus Is King, West delivered a performance of his classic, “Jesus Walks,” telling the audience “this is a mission, not a show.”
As for what's next for Kanye West, on Monday he tweeted out a photo of himself with Dr. Dre, claiming "Jesus is King Part II coming soon."