Kanye West Finally Drops 'Jesus Is King' After Delays

Kanye West has released his ninth studio album.

On Friday, the “Yeezus” rapper dropped “Jesus Is King,” an 11-song LP strongly inspired by the musician’s faith.

Though it was supposed to hit shelves September 27, the project ran into a series of delays until it eventually made its way to listeners October 25 around noon EST.

In addition to new music, the rapper also debuted a short film by the same name, which is currently being screened in IMAX theaters.

Back in April of this year, wife Kim Kardashian gave an interview to Elle about her husband’s Sunday Services, which generally feature a large choir and have been held in Los Angeles, Detroit, and even Kingston, Jamaica.

The “KUWTK” star told the publication, “It’s honestly more like a healing experience for my husband. It’s just music; there’s no sermon… It’s definitely something he believes in — Jesus — and there’s a Christian vibe. But there’s no preaching. It’s just a very spiritual Christian experience.”

Despite the “Christian” influence, Kardashian noted the event is inclusive to people of all faiths. She said, “[Sister Kourtney Kardashian’s] best friends come all the time and they’re Muslim. All my Jewish friends came on Sunday; they loved it. Everyone that comes understands it’s just a really healing experience with an amazing choir and amazing messages about love to start off your week.”

Kim and Kanye got married in 2014 and have four kids together: North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm.

West previously released “Ye,” his eighth studio album, in 2018.


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