US rapper, Kanye West, has said God has been calling him to his service for a long time but he never realized this because the devil distracted him.
The rapper disclosed this while speaking about his ‘spiritual awakening’ alongside Joel Osteen, an American televangelist, during a recent ‘Sunday Service’ performance in Osteen’s megachurch.
Making an example of himself as the “greatest artiste God has ever created,” West said the devil had earlier coveted the best businessmen, designers and musicians to himself but that a paradigm shift has now placed him on the side of God.
READ ALSO: Kogi Poll: Buhari, APC Congratulate Bello
“I know that God has been calling me for a long time and the devil has been distracting me for a long time. When I was in my lowest points, God was there with me, sending me visions and inspiring me. I remember sitting in the hospital at UCLA after having a mental breakdown,” he said.
“I was drawing a church and writing ‘start a church in the middle of Calabasas’.Even after that I made the Life of Pablo album and said this is a gospel album. I didn’t know how to totally make a gospel album. Christians that were around were too beaten into submission by society to not profess the gospel to me because I was a superstar.
“But the only superstar is Jesus. All of that arrogance and confidence and cockiness that y’all seen me use before God is now using for 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 weapons armed against me shall prosper.”
READ ALSO: Appeal Court Affirms Taraba Gov’s Re-election
“It’s like the devil stole all the good producers, all the good musicians, all the good artists, all the good designers, all the good business people and said, ‘you gotta come over and work for me.’ And now the trend is going to change. Jesus has won the victory. Now the greatest artist God ever created is now working for him.”
The 42-year-old, who had earlier described himself as the “greatest artiste of all time,” also spoke about the drive behind his parenting measures — not long after his wife had revealed he removed TV’s and makeup kits from their kids’ rooms.