On the opening night of his Yeezus tour Saturday (October 19), Kanye West was on stage, along with a man dressed as Jesus Christ.
“I had a friend of mine that’s a pastor there as we started discussing how we wanted to deliver it,” Kanye West said. “My girl even asked afterwards, ‘Is that weird if Jesus comes on stage?’ They’re like, ‘No. We do plays all the time. People play Jesus. You know what’s awesome about Christianity? We’re allowed to portray God. We’re allowed to draw an image of him. We’re allowed to make movies about him. Other religions, you’re not allowed to do that. That’s what’s really awesome about Christianity. That’s one of the really awesome things.'”
Kanye went into more depth on the discussion of this “White Jesus” that he brought on stage. He said that he wanted to portray that you can have a real life conversation with Jesus — build a relationship. (Hmm.. what a good message to send.)
Hear more from Kanye, and his ideas on God, being socially unaccepted, why he can portray these religious figures in his tour, and so much more from the Wild 94.9 interview below: