Just when you thought Kanye West was playing hide and seek with his new album Jesus Is King, on Friday (Oct. 25) at noon ET, Yeezy stormed back into the race with his ninth solo studio album.
Last year, West left his devotees high and dry after teasing his then hotly-anticipated effort, Yandhi.
The album comes on the heels of another announcement, that the rapper will be releasing another album, his Sunday Service-inspired Jesus Is Born, on Christmas Day.
Talking about his new journey through faith and what shaped the upcoming gospel album, West said “There were times where I was asking people to not have premarital sex while they were working,
“But seriously there’s times where I went to people that were working on other projects and said ‘could you just work and focus on this?'”
“Families that pray together stay together,” West says – then taking it a step further to say, “When people pray together, and fast together, the power is increased.” He also toyed with the idea of having coworkers fast with him.
As for his political journey, West barely delved into his controversial friendship with President Trump. He did, however, call himself “the most liberal human being” and said wearing the “MAGA” hat was just “God’s practical joke.”
West’s previous proclamation that he is a Trump supporter and that slavery was a “choice,” caused an uproar among fans, who felt a disconnect from the rapper. Despite this, it appears many fans held on to hope, that West – aka Yeezus – would return.
If West has taught fans anything through this process is that patience is a virtue – and “Yeezus” is king.