Evangelist Ye: Kanye Talks Jesus, The Illuminati And His White Voice
Some of ya’ll have been giving Kanye the side eye ever since he publicly stepped out and acknowledged his relationship with Kim Kardashian. I know it broke some of your hearts. And I know some of us, I include myself in this one, have found it a bit more difficult to identify with Kanye’s latest projects. But despite the changes Kanye has been going through, personally, professionally and artistically, I just can’t be done with him. My sister likened him to that wayward cousin you always have love for. That’s Kanye to me. Just when he does something crazy, acts a fool, spazzes out, there’s always a moment that completely redeems him in my eyes.
The latest example of this redemption is his recent interview with San Francisco radio station, Wild 94.9.
After Kanye shocked a few folks by bringing Jesus out on stage, a majority of the conversation centered around Christianity, spirituality, the way people try to distract with the illuminati and the white voice he throws on for the corporate world. (Props to Necole Bitchie for the transcription.)
Bringing Jesus on stage.
“I had a friend of mine that’s a pastor there as we started discussing how we wanted to deliver it. My girl even asked afterward, ‘Hmmm, is that weird if he just comes on stage?’ No, we do plays all the time where people play Jesus. What’s awesome about Christianity is that we’re allowed to portray God. We are allowed to draw images of him, we’re allowed to make movies about him. Other religions, you’re not allowed to do that. So that’s what’s really awesome about Christianity. That’s one of the awesome things.[…]Michelangelo did it.
It’s a painting. It’s a sculpture. It’s a moving opera. It’s a play. I’m not even gonna do any comparisons with that because God knows where my heart is at.[…]I’ma tell you one thing. One of the things I wanted to get across with that message is that you can have a relationship with Jesus, that you can talk to Jesus. This is my literal…in the same way as someone can have ‘Jesus is my homeboy,’ that is the way I would express it. In the way I create it is that you can have a relationship with Jesus. You can talk to him.”
His white voice
“But really what I didn’t know. And I didn’t understand this term until a couple of years ago, is it wasn’t about race, it’s about class. And it’s a classist move that even when you get invited to certain dinner parties or even when you’re in certain magazines, it’s still like a ‘Dinner for Schmucks’ situation. Are they inviting you to be a part of what you’re doing or are they inviting you to laugh at your teeth and ask you a million questions like, “oh, those are cool teeth!” And then also, we have our thing that every time we do it, we give them the white voice. It goes both ways.”
[Rapping “New Slaves”]See they’ll confuse us with some bulls–t/Like the New World Order/Meanwhile the DEA teamed up with the CCA/They tryna lock n—as up/They tryna make new slaves/See that’s that privately owned prison/Get your piece today/They prolly all in the Hamptons/Bragging ’bout what they made/F–k you and your Hampton house/I’ll f–k your Hampton spouse/Came on her Hampton
[…] What that means is some of the distractions is working. They distractions are working. They distract you talking about some ‘That’s Illuminati!’ Do anybody know what the Illuminati is supposed to be? What are you talking about right now? The word is a Hot word. You can make a cologne out of it or something like that.[…]There’s only two things on my mind when I create: God and Jesus.
Watch snippets from the interview on the next page.