Kanye West Talks Bringing Jesus On Tour, His ‘White Voice,’ And More
Kanye appeared on Wild 94’s JV Show in San Francisco after the first night of the Yeezus Tour to discuss bringing Jesus out, the illuminati, and his “white voice”.
Kanye explains that after consulting with a pastor and putting on the first Yeezus show, Kim asked if it would be weird to bring out Jesus, but they concluded that Broadway shows portray Jesus on stage all the time, so there isn’t really a difference. He also commented on how Christianity is great because the religion tolerates depictions of Jesus, while other religions (such as Islam) don’t allow their participants to portray their god(s). He went on to describe the Yeezus tour as, “a painting, a sculpture, a moving opera, a play, a message”. He finishes the first segment by telling the hosts that he wanted to show people that you can have a relationship with Jesus in the same way that “Jesus is My Homeboy” t-shirts aligned people with Christ.
In the second segment, Kanye talks about how perception, belief, and family love are the most important things to him. He says that he brought out a white Jesus because people always say “Black Jesus” but you never heard the phrase “White Jesus” being used, and he believes that: “Any time the word ‘Jesus’ can be used more in our lives, it’s a good thing. Even if it’s the title ‘Yeezus'”.
He goes on to say that where most people want to be like Mike, he wants to be like Christ, and he “keeps it five years old at all times”. He goes on to dismiss rumors of Illuminati as “distractions” that are working against communities while real life agencies continue to conspire against people. When asked if he incorporates allusions to the Illuminati in his work to get people thinking, his response is, “There’s only two things in my mind when I create: God and Jesus.”
In the final part of the interview, Kanye admits to using his “white voice” when he conducts interviews with certain media platforms. He says that “in some magazines, it’s 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?” He finishes by commenting on the class wars in America, claiming that he’s at the forefront of a shift in the way information is consumed online.