Grass that Kanye West 'walked on' during his Coachella Sunday Service is being sold on eBay for $120
Kanye West was hopeful that his Sunday Service at Coachella would result in people gaining some spiritual enlightenment but it looks like some of his fans would rather make a quick buck
Fans who were able to catch Kanye West's Sunday Service at Coachella have figured out a genius way to make some money. They decided to sell the grass he had walked on.
A few followers of the 'Stronger' singer have been selling bags of grass, not the smoking kind, that Kanye walked on for an exorbitant $120 on eBay.
Kanye was hopeful that the people attending would have gained some spiritual enlightenment from his rap and gospel choir but it seems some of his fans would rather make a quick buck.
According to Page Six, the bags of grass are currently being sold under names such as "Holy Grass" and "Spiritual Grass" in see-through bags which contain grass and other vegetation which were cut from the area where Kanye performed. The bags are being sold anywhere between $7.90 (£6.12) plus shipping to an astonishing $405 (£313). The more expensive bag also has a pair of 'Jesus Walks' tube socks.
Around 50,000 people attended the Sunday Service which had earlier been an invite-only affair on weekends.
Aside from the bags of grass, the 'church clothes' worn at the performance were selling for $225 (£174) for a crewneck sweatshirt.
Ahead of his Coachella performance, Kanye's wife Kim Kardashian had shared with Elle, "This will be my first time ever going to Coachella, and I’m so excited to be a part of it for the first time. And [the church], it’s honestly more like a healing experience for my husband. It’s just music; there’s no sermon. It’s definitely something he believes in—Jesus—and there’s a Christian vibe. But there’s no preaching. It’s just a very spiritual Christian experience."
Since the beginning of the year, Kanye West's Sunday Service's have become a weekly event which is attended by the entire Kardashian family in addition to several other A-list celebrities including the likes of Diplo, Stevie Mackey, Benny Blanco, Kid Cudi, amongst others.
Sunday Service consists of Kanye West conducting a choir as well as an orchestra which performs his music. When it comes to who gets invited, Variety reports that, in order to attend the event, you have to sign an NDA and promise not to speak to the press.
However, a few attendees have revealed that the service is Kanye's reinterpretation of his own music and is meant to take on a spiritual essence with songs such as "Jesus Walks", "Lift Off", and "Father Stretch My Hands Pt.1." It is also reported that the locations change every week. Previous locations have included a space in Burbank, West’s home studio in Calabasas, and the surrounding hills and forests of Los Angeles.
One of the services had taken place at the Adidas headquarters in Portland, Oregon. Sources have revealed that a pre-service takes place before the actual service which is a brunch and features some band members. Even though attendees cannot speak to the press, posting images or videos on Instagram is allowed. One of the musicians had posted a video of Kanye singing along with the entire choir on an airplane.
However, Kanye's neighbors aren't always too pleased about his busy Services and, on more than one occasion, the LAPD has been called after they received "noise complaints from neighbors".
Clearly, that does not seem to bother the Kardashian-Wests and their guests and Kanye's wife Kim Kardashian often takes to social media to post pictures and videos from the service. On one such video she wrote, "My videos of Sunday Service do it no justice of the vibe we feel in that room, but this little video shows How much North loves our Sunday mornings."