Kanye West Revisits Mental Slavery With Sunday Service in Salt Lake City

And voices his continued support of President Donald Trump.

By
Music
28,828 Hypes 36 Comments

As history would have it, it is expected of Kanye West to perform the unexpected, especially after taking the world on a Jesus Is King rollercoaster ride, which ended with an indefinite album release date. Following Wyoming, Atlanta and Chicago, West most recently, and somewhat ironically, held his latest Sunday Service on a Saturday at Salt Lake City in Utah, not only speaking about his religious journey, but also his support of President Donald Trump, his opposition to social media and briefly revisits his controversial opinion of slavery.

This past Saturday, October 5, the same day as the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, West’s free-to-attend Sunday Service drew in a reported crowd of 7,000 to 10,000 people, with the earliest attendees waiting in line from 4 a.m. for an 11 a.m. start time. The service then kicked off with a 150-minute worship session before West took to the mic, performing one song, “Jesus Walks,” from his 2004 The College Dropout album. After which came the biggest moments of the Sunday Service.

West’s performance was followed with a prayer, and he spoke about how he used to serve the many gods of money, fame and ego, and it drove him crazy. He then moved on to social media, telling people to “not read comments on the Internet. These people don’t know you like that. Social media is designed to make you think slower… They want to slow you down and control you,” as they recorded his speech for the Gram.

West continued with concerns that people shouldn’t be focusing on “what Jay-Z is doing” but instead that “there’s one in three African-Americans in jail in this country,” and that it was the Republican Party of Lincoln that freed the slaves. Speaking of Republicans, he then mentioned that he’s received nothing but flak for his support of President Donald Trump, and that because he’s black, he’s not allowed to support Trump; “I ain’t never made a decision only based off my color. That’s a form of slavery, mental slavery,” revisiting his controversial comment in 2018 about slavery being a choice. Finally, he finishes his Service in true lyricist fashion, telling everyone to leave their problems in God’s hands, “I find that wherever Christ is where I’ve got my mind at. We find that the love of Christ is where I’ve got my mind back.”

Now on a spiritual journey with God, Kanye is no longer just about Kanye. Many left his Sunday Service with mixed feelings of disappointed that there wasn’t more of a concert element, but also contentment that they got to see Kanye for free.

Check out the various Twitter videos clips below of Kanye’s Salt Lake City Sunday Service performance and speech as recorded by Yello reporter Hunter Schwarz. In other music related news, HYPEBEAST continues our Essentials series with Offset.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Nike Launches Inter Milan x Pirelli Racing Collection
Fashion

Nike Launches Inter Milan x Pirelli Racing Collection

Celebrating 25 years of partnership.

Moncler and fragment design Collaborate on "Thunderbolt Project II"
Fashion

Moncler and fragment design Collaborate on "Thunderbolt Project II"

Emblazoned with Pikachu graphics.

size? & adidas Originals Adorn Training PT With Iconic Album Cover Colorways
Footwear

size? & adidas Originals Adorn Training PT With Iconic Album Cover Colorways

Spotlighting Brian Cannon’s work for Oasis, The Verve, Suede and more.


FKA Twigs Drops Atmospheric Self-Directed Video for "home with you"
Music

FKA Twigs Drops Atmospheric Self-Directed Video for "home with you"

Ahead of the release of ‘MAGDALENE.’

Here's What Happened at Moncler and fragment design's Serpentine Gallery Event
Fashion

Here's What Happened at Moncler and fragment design's Serpentine Gallery Event

The likes of Hiroshi Fujiwara and Rick Owens were in attendance.

Palace & Reebok Classics Tease Hightop Winter 2019 Collaboration
Footwear

Palace & Reebok Classics Tease Hightop Winter 2019 Collaboration

Coming soon.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.