While the masses thrilled by Kanye West’s announcement during a listening session at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium in Washington D.C. on Saturday, that Jesus Is King is now tentatively slated for an October 25 release, another interesting revelation occurred.
Kanye confirmed that he recently converted to Christianity, TMZ reports.
“I want to let you know that I am not here for your entertainment this afternoon,” West told the crowd. “We are here to spread the gospel.”
“Excuse me if I mispronounce anything,” he added. “I am a recent convert. It means I recently got saved within this year.”
Given his ongoing Sunday Service events and his vow to move away from making secular music in favor of creating only gospel music, West fully committing to his faith by becoming a Christian convert falls in line with his recent exploits.
Kanye’s pastor, Adam Tyson, hinted at this new direction by revealing how West reacts to people cursing in his presence.
“If somebody cusses in his presence, I’ve heard him say a couple of times, ‘Hey, man, you can’t cuss when you’re with me. I’m a born-again Christian,’” Tyson said on the Pure Flix Podcast. “Who’s gonna say that if they’re not meaning that they want Christ to be exalted in all that they do? [He told me], ‘From now on, all I want to do is serve Christ. I want every song that I sang, to have part of my testimony, to include the gospel, and to include the element of worship to our great God. That’s what I want to do.’”
Jesus Is King is now slated to drop the same day as his IMAX film Jesus Is King: A Kanye West Experience, which will be in select theaters until October 31.