Kanye West 'walks' on water during Sunday service, Angry Internet blasts him for 'making a mockery of God'
Kanye West is one celeb who knows how to grab headlines. From his erratic behavior at what was the beginning of the rapper's ‘presidential’ campaign to getting kicked off from Arizona and Virginia ballots by a judge, West has remained in the news this year for his antics.
Now, the 'Stronger' rapper managed to raise eyebrows with his attention-grabbing entrance to the Sunday Service on September 6. The service took place in his native Atlanta and West can be seen 'walking' on the water alongside his seven-year-old daughter North and four-year-old son Saint.
His wife Kim Kardashian posted a series of Instagram stories about the event. According to Daily Mail, West and his kids were walking on a translucent platform hidden beneath the surface of the pond. They were seen walking towards the gathered group of a cappella singers. Lakewood Church senior pastor Joel Osteen was present to deliver a sermon.
The singers performing from the middle of the lake sang ‘O Fortuna from’ Carl Orff's Carmina Burana featuring lyrics in English including: "Jesus is love". Osteen said, "Watching these fine men and women sing, it looks like they are walking on the water. And my mind goes back to that time where Jesus invited Peter to walk on the water. I could imagine Peter thought ‘Jesus, what are you talking about? That’s impossible! I can’t do that." He added, "I think we all have that in times in life where we think ‘God is telling me to do something. I feel it down inside.’ But we don’t feel quantified or have the experience."
Speaking about West, Osteen said, "I can’t sing like them, or I can’t invent like Kanye. That’s for somebody else. But God doesn’t put a dream in your heart and then not give you the ability to do it. I have learned in life, that you have to choose between your comfort and your calling."
As reported earlier, sources told The Sun, "She [Kim] offered to fully support a 2024 run for president if he got help and listened to the political consultants they hired," the source said. "But Kanye seems set on what he calls 'God's plan' - that he becomes president. He's saying it's a higher calling."
In another instance, as reported by ET Canada, West recently told Nick Cannon on his ‘Cannon Class’ podcast that it was God who guided him to crash Taylor Swift’s 2009 VMA acceptance speech. He is quoted as saying, "Right now, God is giving me the information. If God ain’t want me to run on stage and say Beyoncé had the best video, he wouldn’t have sat me in the front row. I would’ve been sitting in the back."
The videos were also shared by The Shade Room on Instagram after which many disgruntled fans slammed the rapper for "making a mockery of God." One commented, "Y’all better stop Playing with God! Stop creating his miracles, read exodus. It was considered blasphemy to recreate God miracles." A user commented, "This is disturbing," while another stated, "It’s one thing to preach the word, it’s another to act as the master instead of the servant smh!" An angry user wrote, "What in the jeepers creepers pippy longstocking is going on here are they really making a mockery of God. This is a disgusting mockery and isn’t funny AT ALL! You can play with a lot of things but Jesus isn’t one of them. what in the mockery is going on?"
Even Twitter users started discussing his ‘walk’ with one writing, "@kanyewest #sundayservice seemed slightly blasphemous to me - making it look like he’s performing miracles on everybody & got them walking on water. #yeezy"
@kanyewest #sundayservice seemed slightly blasphemous to me - making it look like he’s performing miracles on everybody & got them walking on water. #yeezy— Fizza Schär (@fi33a) September 7, 2020
Another commented, "So nobody bothered by the video of Kanye West & Joel Osteen giving the illusion that they’re walking on water—while talking about Jesus. i guess the grass was too basic."
so nobody bothered by the video of Kanye West & Joel Osteen giving the illusion that they’re walking on water—while talking about Jesus. i guess the grass was too basic. 🙄🥴— c. wilson jr. (@c_wilsonj) September 7, 2020
One stated, "Kanye West Broadcasting himself 'walking on water' don’t sit right with me at all !!! Blasphemy."
Kanye West Broadcasting himself “walking on water” don’t sit right with me at all !!! Blasphemy— DC_BARB🦄🏆 (@JewelMulan) September 7, 2020
Kim also shared snippets of her, television personality La La Anthony, and singer Monica riding to Sunday Service in a golf cart with her children and none of them wore masks.