Kanye West asked people working on his new album “Jesus is King” to refrain from premarital sex. The musical talent said this on Thursday, during an interview with Zane Lowe of Beats 1. West also talked about the over-saturation of porn in our culture, stating bluntly that it’s “not okay.”
“While collaborating with others on “Jesus Is King”, West set up some lifestyle guidelines that they would have to abide by in order be part of the project,” Billboard reported. “Yeezy asked others to fast during portions of creating and also not partake in any premarital sex at times, which he knew would receive some blowback once it became public.”
“There were times when I asked people not to have premarital sex while they were working on the album,” West told Lowe, noting, “When people pray together and fast together, the power is increased.”
The 42-year-old explained that he no longer views himself as a slave” to the music industry, but as a “free son of God” spreading the gospel.
“Now that I’m in service to Christ, my job is to spread the gospel, to let people know what Jesus has done for me,” said West. “I’ve spread a lot of things. There was a time I was letting you know what high fashion had done for me, I was letting you know what the Hennessey had done for me, but now I’m letting you know what Jesus has done for me, and in that, I’m no longer a slave, I’m a son now, a son of God. I’m free.”
The “Gold Digger” rapper revealed that he first interacted with porn at just five years old, and it quickly became a habit he had to kick.
West’s Christian identity has become increasingly public, including his new album which was relaesed on Friday having the appropriate title: Jesus is King.
My People, “Jesus is King.”. We hope this album wows everyone.