Who Does Kayne West Think He Is?

Before you gear up to criticize Kanye West, take a moment and listen to what he is saying. Who does Kanye think he is? Just another person like you and me.

Who Does Kayne West Think He Is

 How do we know Kayne West is for real? Is it safe for Kayne West to speak out about Christ? Is this just another stunt? Who does Kayne think he is now… a preacher???

I don’t know the answers to the questions above. Now… I have my hunch… I have my opinion… I have my thoughts. But let’s face it: opinions are like belly buttons, everyone has one. But more important than opinions, I want to remind you of a nugget of truth: “Be slow to speak, quick to listen, and slow to get angry”. Or maybe you could say “be slow to post, quick to watch the video below, and slow to get angry, critical, offended, or frustrated by something you don’t understand”?

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. – James 1:19-20

So with that being said, before you gear up to criticize Kanye West, stop and watch this video below, and actually listen to the man.

Before you suggest Kayne West, as a new believer, should silence himself, and remove himself from the spotlight, please consider some thoughts of mine. Remember, they are my opinions…

Could this all be an attention grab by the controversial rapper? Possibly… But I have a different perspective that may help. I’ve been a professional DJ. I’ve been a full time ordained pastor. I’ve been a full time sales/business man… Now, I am a mix of all of them. LOL But my spirituality has always bled into whatever I am doing, and since 19 years old, I’ve seen my faith play out in very different spheres and worlds. But I don’t do it because someone gave me permission. I do it just because it’s who I am. Since the day I had my spiritual encounter with Jesus at my father’s deathbed, I have tried to live out what I found to be true.

But to all who have received him – those who believe in his name – he has given the right to become God’s children. – John 1:12 NLT

So, Kayne West is a fashion designer. Does he have to close down his fashion business? Kanye West is a professional musician. Does he have to stop making records? He is a celebrity influencer. Does he now have to become a recluse until he proves himself worthy to be seen in public?

Now, if Kayne West said he was going to be a pastor and start preaching as some authoritative voice for God’s Word, then that’d be a different story.

But no, watch the video. Kayne West even says that he is a “new convert” and he is NOT the pastor of his current traveling “Sunday Service” program he is doing.

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Again, watch the video. And be careful of seeking to sound deep and wise, but actually just being arrogant and foolish.

Question from AJ Hall, the author.

What are your thoughts about Kanye West?

Written by AJ Hall

AJ is a husband, business leader, and ordained pastor. Starting out as a wild Club DJ, AJ was saved at his father's deathbed after witnessing his dad's genuine faith transformation, six months before he died. AJ finished his degree at the University of Florida and then completed a four year ordination program with his local church. After 7 years of various roles in vocational ministry, God took AJ on a "divine detour" into the business world.

10 thoughts on “Who Does Kayne West Think He Is?

  1. I believe that people are like books. God has opened a new chapter in Kanye’s life. While the world is still thumbing back yo old paragraphs and pages. Books are ment to be read to completion. I believe he is genuinely changing and or changed. God is doing a new thing in this man.

  2. If the Body embraces him and teaches him in a loving way, accepting him as a person and not as a persona…well, that would be wonderful, wouldn’t it? It’s what we’re supposed to do. Here is a man who has found the most important thing, and no one should try to take it from him. If and when he gets something wrong, it will be up to brothers and sisters to privately teach him. No shame. No condemnation. No “who do you think you are?” Just a welcome to the Kingdom. I hope that’s what he receives.

  3. I’m with you man. No judgment. Worst case he’s faking it, but even if he is, it’s still helping spread the gospel….. win win

    1. haha… great point. That’s exactly the point Paul makes in Philippians come to think of it. Paul says preaching are out there trying to make him look bad, but he rejoices that the Gospel goes forward either way. Here it is:

      15 It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. 16 The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. 17 The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. 18 But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.

  4. Interesting. That’s a lot. Don’t know where to begin. I did appreciate that he acknowledged his newness to knowing God’s word. I’m not too familiar with Kanye so I believe he’s authentic. Time will tell. 🙏🏻

  5. This is a very interesting perspective. I would certainly agree with it all if Kanye hadn’t said such hurtful things regarding people of color. I believe his relationship with God is real but saying ‘slavery was a choice’ and supporting Trump is too anti-black. In my opinion, I think this is his attempt to find a way back to being relevant in black culture.

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