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Kanye West organised Sunday service in Jamaica met with a gridlock, as local pastors failed to endorse it.
The service was held at the Emancipation Park in Kingston, a development which angered local pastors.
The pastors’ were in doubt as to the genuineness of his acclaimed faith, and questioned his claim of been a born again Christain.
Father Sean Major-Campbell, said the event was just an “entertainment option”while he advised Jamaicans to be weary over the rapper’s motives.
“I don’t know him (West) as a Christian and someone who is being led by the Holy Spirit,” local pastor Stephen Blake told the Jamaica Star. “We have to examine the motive here.” He is planning to take a team to the venue before the Sunday Service in an attempt to cleanse it of any evil’.
“From a spiritual perspective, I am not 100 per cent comfortable,” “Therefore, I am calling for the church to pray against this, just in case there is anything negative associated with this service that Kanye is coming to Jamaica to keep”.
“Some say that he is the Antichrist, but nothing like that,” Blake mused. “He is just a regular man seeking to stay in the limelight. Him go mad one day, then him say Trump the next day, and then him come with religion. If his motive is to get attention and stay relevant, then that is wrong.”
West’s concert was backed by the Jamaican Government via the Jamaica Tourist Board.
Jamaican dancehall producer Cordel ‘Skatta’ Burrell was also not at peace with Kanye’s new moves, expressing his displeasure, the artist said : “His Jesus agenda is solely for the benefit of generating sales for his upcoming gospel album and he’s only playing chess.”
Their popular opinion is that West is embracing religion for publicity and for merchandise.
Kanye’s much awaited gospel album, Jesus Is King, and an accompanying documentary film will debut soon.