Kayne West, the rapper-turned Christian who last month announced he would no longer release secular music, is scheduled to appear on stage this Sunday at televangelist Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch.
According to TMZ, West will appear during the 11 a.m. service for a 20- to 30-minute conversation with Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church, but will not perform.
“Our sources say Joel wants his congregation—which stands 45,000 strong—and his TV audience—which stands at 10 million in the U.S. alone—to hear how Kanye has overcome significant adversity in his life,” the entertainment website reported.
TMZ also said that West will bring his choir to Houston where he is expected to perform during the Sunday night service, but the church website lists Christian artist Tauren Wells as the special guest.
West’s appearance at Lakewood comes as the rapper is promoting his latest album, the gospel-themed “Jesus is King,” which released Oct. 25.
Since January, West has been hosting pop-up worship gatherings called “Sunday Service.” According to Vox, the services began as invite-only events for celebrities with participants required to sign non-disclosure agreements.
In April, however, the events became public after West took his Sunday Service to a prominent music festival in California’s Coachella Valley. Since then they have popped up all…
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