Kanye West may not be hitting the Coachella stage this year but will share his music with the masses in his own way, holding his first “Sunday Service” session this weekend in Los Angeles.
The new series—which West’s wife, Kim Kardashian-West, teased last week on Instagram—will consist of rapper DJ Kid Capri and singer Tony Williams revamping some of West’s biggest hits with the help of a gospel choir. Songs will include “Heard ‘Em Say,” “Father Stretch My Hands,” “Reborn” and “Ghost Town” reworked by the choir while ‘Ye himself leads.
In addition to taking us back to his “Jesus Walks” days, West defended fellow Chicago native R. Kelly, who has been in the spotlight since the release of Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly. West also defended deceased pop star Michael Jackson, who will soon be the focus of Sundance documentary Losing Neverland.
“They just gonna pull up full documentaries on ’em, and then they gonna come with the Michael documentary. We can enjoy all
Video footage of the moment has since been scrubbed from the internet.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.