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Is Kanye West's braggadocio blasphemy or just showmanship?
June 20th, 2013
04:56 PM ET

Kanye West's God complex

(CNN) Kanye West wants his listeners to know that he is “a close high” to God.

His latest album, “Yeezus,” released Tuesday, offered several controversial track titles, including “New Slaves,” “Black Skinhead” and the most audacious, “I Am a God.” The track’s credit says “featuring God,” as if He’s just another artist – a Rick Ross or Pharrell Williams – stepping into the studio to spit a couple of verses.

The song closes with the verses, “I just talked to Jesus/he said, ‘What up, Yeezus?’/I said “S*** I’m chilling/trying to stack these millions'/I know he’s the most high, but I am a close high.”

So, does Kanye really think he's God's match?

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- Lauriel Cleveland

Filed under: Belief • Celebrity • Faith • Media

soundoff (257 Responses)
  1. max

    Then a lot more friends can talk about this challenge
    max http://renalfailure.angelfire.com

    August 16, 2013 at 4:28 pm |
  2. lornadoone

    KANYE IS NO GOD.....JUST ANOTHER PLAYER WITH ILLIGITEMATE CHILDREN HE PROBABLY WON'T HELP RAISE!

    June 27, 2013 at 6:07 pm |
  3. Dr. Freud

    I bet your brain is a riot...I wonder what other wierd stuff is in there.

    June 26, 2013 at 6:59 am |
  4. GOOD NEWS

    GOD is absolutely Real, and powerfully reigns.

    http://www.holy-19-harvest.com
    UNIVERSAL MAGNIFICENT MIRACLES

    June 25, 2013 at 5:11 am |
    • Science

      If your fairy needs help by promoting a web site...........is it really that strong ?

      June 25, 2013 at 5:43 am |
    • Science

      Crickets chirping ...........

      June 25, 2013 at 8:41 am |
    • Fake science

      I have put together a comprehensive list of all the things the 'nothing god' has said and done over all history, here:

      The rest, everything, was all made by the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as given in the bible. And of course, Jesus died for our sins, and rose again the third day, saving those that believe him and repent of their sins.

      June 26, 2013 at 2:48 am |
    • Science

      Hey FS.....................just like Adam and his bone............fake.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:15 am |
    • o

      Describe what nothing does in it's spare time

      June 29, 2013 at 3:33 am |
    • Science

      o little knowledge too.

      Hey GOOD NEWS..................NOT GOOD FOR CHILDREN !!!

      Protest at the Good News Club Spectacular

      June 29, 2013 at 5:13 am |
  5. Rundvelt

    The dude's a performer. That's about as high as a janitor.

    You want people who are close to god? Check the people that are helping those who cannot help themselves.

    June 24, 2013 at 5:39 pm |
  6. julia brown

    til I saw the paycheck four $6269, I didnt believe ...that...my neighbour woz like they say realey earning money part-time on their apple labtop.. there aunts neighbour haz done this less than 16 months and resantly took care of the loans on there mini mansion and bourt a top of the range Cadillac. read more at,............ Cat48. ℂom

    June 24, 2013 at 5:34 pm |
  7. children of Israel

    How can you be children of the Most High, when did the lost sheep become African? *Jeremiah 50:17 Israel is a scattered sheep; (John 10:7) God chosen people came to America, by the way of ships (Deuteronomy 28:68). Mankind was drinking his wine out of the cup. (Jeremiah 51:7) *Luke 22:18* (Revelation 17:2)

    June 24, 2013 at 3:32 pm |
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