Kanye West Explains Why He Had A Jesus Impersonator On Stage
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.23.2013
He defends himself…
In an interview with Wild 94.9 (via NME), Kanye West explained why he brought a Jesus Christ look-alike on stage for his first Yeezus concert in Seattle on Saturday night. He performed for two hours with songs from all over his discography at the 17,500 capacity Key Arena, as he was on top of a giant mountain. He even back a group of backup dancers for several songs.
He admitted that he was questioned by his fiancée Kim Kardashian questioned him of it was acceptable.
He said: "My girl even asked afterwards, 'Is that weird that Jesus comes onstage?'. We do plays all the time where people play Jesus. What's awesome about Christianity is that we're able to portray God. We're allowed to draw an image of him. We're allowed to make movies about him. In other religions, you're not allowed to do that. One of the things that I wanted to really get across with that, is that you can have a relationship with Jesus, you can talk to Jesus. In the same way someone would have a 'Jesus is my homeboy' [T-shirt], this is the way I would express it. Any time the word Jesus can be used more in our lives, it's a good thing. Even it's the title 'Yeezus'. With my heroes, people want to be like Mike, I want to be like Christ."
He also explained why the Christ in his show is called "White Jesus".
He added: "It's funny because you hear the term 'Black Jesus' all the time, but you never hear the term 'White Jesus'. You know it's just some Kanye West shit, really."
After a show on October 20 in Vancouver was postponed, the tour will resume tonight at the San Jose SAP Center and run until December 7 in North America.