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Kanye West: Rapper Tells Megachurch He’s the ‘Greatest Artist God Ever Created’ [VIDEO]

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Rapper Kanye West speaks during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval office of the White House on October 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.
(Oct. 10, 2018 – Source: Getty Images North America)

*Kanye West and his Sunday Service collective stopped by pastor Joel Osteen’s Lakewood megachurch in Houston, Texas, on Sunday.

During the morning service, West opened up about his faith and spiritual journey.

“I know that God’s been calling me for a long time and the devil’s been distracting me for a long time,” he said while standing with Osteen before the congregation. “When I was in my lowest points, God was there with me and sending me visions and inspiring me, and I remember sitting in the hospital at UCLA after having a mental breakdown and there’s documentation of me drawing a church and [wanting to] start a church in the middle of Calabasas,” Ye added, referring to his 2016 hospitalization during his Saint Pablo tour, per PEOPLE.

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West believes  “God is now using him.”

“Because every time I stand up, I feel that I’m standing up and drawing a line in the sand and saying, ‘I’m here in service to God and no weapon formed against me shall prosper,’ ” he said.

Kanye then proclaimed that he’s the “greatest artist” ever created by God. 

“Jesus has won the victory. I told you about my arrogance and cockiness already. Now the greatest artist that God has ever created is now working for him,” he added. 

During the morning service, West also labeled strip clubs as a type of sex trafficking.

“They got posters advertising sex trafficking because if there’s an advertisement for a strip club, that is advertising sex trafficking,” Ye explained. “At the end of the night, when they close up, the manager says, ‘How much traffic do we have?’” he asked, watch Twitter video embed above.

He continued, “So if it’s a man that’s going through things with his family or going through things at work and he feels he has to go there, we all end up participating—or whether it’s the spirits that get advertised to us all the time. Alcohol, they call it a spirit.

“So we get constant advertisement for spirits, we get constant advertisement for strip clubs and other things like that, but then we bring up the name of Jesus, we’re told to be quiet,” he added, referencing his gospel album Jesus Is King. “So even for someone who’s professing God…the devil is going to come and do everything he can to distract people from knowing how to fully be in service to the lord.”

Later on for the evening service, West and his 100-member choir performed. 

One Twitter user noted that Yeezy and the pastor are two of the “biggest scammers” in modern history. 

On Friday, Kanye performed a surprise concert at the Harris County jail in Houston — watch below:

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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