Pastor Yeezy sure knows how to get the congregation going.
The rapper, who is gearing up to release his highly anticipated new album Jesus Is King this week, has been taking a series of worship events around the US, but don’t expect to hear your favourite Hillsong jams at any of them.
At yesterdays service in Wyoming, which was free and open to public attendance, a church choir sang renditions of Nirvana classics Smells Like Teen Spirit and Come As You Are, with traditional prayers and a sermon in between, TMZ reports.
Worshipers praise the Lord and Kurt Cobain
The event, held at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, had an estimated 700 people attend (well over capacity for the location), with the grunge hymns sung out by an 80-strong choir. Watch the fan footage below.
Reports indicate that Kanye didn’t perform for this event – but was still directing the holy proceedings from side of stage.
All up, it seems 14 songs were performed, which included Kanye’s own liturgical anthem Ultra Lightbeam.
No-one knows where the service will land next, or weather Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains or any other grunge artists will be covered, for that matter.
Kanye’s had many reasons to count his blessings recently, being named Forbes’ highest paid hip-hop act,despite not exactly killing it on all his investment projects.
Praise the Lord.