Kanye West Created a Church — So What's It All About?

Kanye West Created a Church — So What's It All About?

It may be promotion for an upcoming album, or Kanye West may just be a preacher now.

By Marianne Garvey
Kanye West Sunday Service Church

North West was spotted on Sunday dancing at her dad's new “musical church” services in Calabasas, California, and the whole Kardashian-Jenner clan has been giving us snippets of the service on Instagram over the past few months — but what exactly is it?

Well, Kim first announced the service in January.

According to the BBC, Kanye and a choir sing renditions of some of his most famous songs, along with popular church songs and new songs he’s written for the service, which is usually held outdoors. He’s named it Kanye West's Sunday Service, and it’s just been announced that the service will head to Coachella to perform on Easter Sunday.

“A lot of what goes on at Sunday Service remains pretty secretive - people are even reportedly made to sign non-disclosure agreements,” reports the BBC.

Celebs spotted at the secretive service have included Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom. Kim also shared a video of DMX delivering the morning prayer at the March 17 service.

"My videos of Sunday Service due it no justice of the vibe we feel in that room, but this little video shows How much North loves our Sunday mornings," Kim captioned an adorable video of North dancing at the service.

A set list form the service was leaked recently: It included “Heard ‘Em Say,” “Reborn,” “I’ll Fly Away,” “Lift Yourself,” “I Wonder,” “Father Stretch My Hands,” and “Violent Crimes.”

It's rumored Kanye is building up anticipation for an upcoming gospel-themed album.

New York Magazine reports that Kanye invites others, "like Kid Cudi, 070 Shake, and Tony Williams to perform alongside him. Oh, and there’s also a very large choir that wears Yeezy sweats instead of traditional robes while they sing under blue and red lighting, creating an atmosphere closer to that of a nightclub."

Although the weekly service doesn't appear to be tied to a specific religion, Kanye's longtime friend Tony Williams has said, "The goal of the gathering is to be able to communicate love effectively."

According to the DailyMail, the local cops have been called a few times due to noise complaints from residents in the neighborhood.

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