Kanye West's God complex
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?

- lcc18

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  1. children of Israel

    Keep on pressing that his panic button, that brings fire to the house of Esau. The devil himself will flee when you pray to the most high God (Psalm 78:56). Mankind hates the God of Jacob, ask them *Matthew 8:11*

    June 24, 2013 at 3:11 pm |
  2. children of Israel

    If you are a true follower of Christ to the Father, (1st John 2:4) you would be with twelve tribes of Israel as a judge (Nehemiah 13:3). Remember, you are what your father is, there is no such thing as mixed people, that's the devil's doing. (Matthew 19:28) *Psalm 108:8 Judah is my lawgiver; (Deuteronomy 33:21)

    June 24, 2013 at 2:59 pm |
  3. Rynomite

    Well at least Kanye West exists....

    June 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm |
  4. Athiest Hunter

    What an narcissistic moron!

    June 24, 2013 at 7:54 am |
  5. Al

    I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but by Me. .....Jesus (John 14:6)

    June 23, 2013 at 8:25 pm |
  6. My AIDS has Cancer Real Hard


    June 23, 2013 at 5:17 pm |
  7. Hello sunshine


    June 23, 2013 at 5:05 pm |
  8. cdais

    Kanye knows the truth. He just doesn't have his mom to keep him in check anymore, and to remind him what's really important.

    June 23, 2013 at 3:53 pm |
  9. nannie

    Thou shalt put no other God before me. this is very dangerous for Mr.West. Will be praying for him

    June 23, 2013 at 1:01 pm |
  10. Sean

    It's entertaining when people brag about how humble they are.

    June 23, 2013 at 12:11 pm |
  11. Charlotte, NC

    In the last days, men will become like this.

    June 23, 2013 at 10:46 am |
    • mary

      If you can't set a specific date, your prophecy is a pile of BS like all the rest and like Christianity itself.

      June 23, 2013 at 10:57 am |
    • Athiest Hunter

      Mary............date setting is not Christian. It's in the Bible dear. Just saying.

      June 24, 2013 at 8:14 am |
    • G-Rub

      The word you're looking for is "Aheist." E before I. It's in Webster's, dear. Just saying.

      June 24, 2013 at 9:25 am |
    • sam stone

      oooh, "the last days"......pretty scary stuff, for folks who believe that drivel

      June 25, 2013 at 3:05 pm |
    • sam stone

      "Mary............date setting is not Christian"

      Apparently, bloviating empty proxy threats is, though

      June 25, 2013 at 3:14 pm |
  12. vikingwoman

    Prince also used to put God in his liner notes! Pharaos & Kings have claimed to be anointed by God throughout history! Nothing new here or under the sun!!

    June 22, 2013 at 11:51 pm |
  13. vikingwoman

    I read this exact article about a decade ago when Jay-Z called himself Hova (short for Jehova)! It's just a selling point & an ego deal! It's all about the Benjamin's, baby!!

    June 22, 2013 at 11:45 pm |
    • cdais

      The Jay in Jay-Z is for Jayhovah.
      He knows the truth. But thinks he's gonna take over the world lol.

      Also Ja-rule....Jahovah.

      June 23, 2013 at 3:56 pm |
  14. Ron

    Pride comes before the fall.

    June 22, 2013 at 8:31 pm |
  15. Sam Yaza

    looks like his embarrassing his god complex,.. Well Kanya i have embarrassed my Devil complex and if i still see you in public i'm knocking your teeth out for that Akira thing.

    death to those who mock Akira

    June 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm |
    • Brixzz

      Serious RED FLAg here!!!!!!!!!!!!

      June 24, 2013 at 10:50 am |
  16. lol??

    Just another graduate of the A&A school of the Wegodians. Must be a confused ascended demented facilitator, err daemon.

    June 22, 2013 at 1:48 pm |
    • Colin

      He's a Christian, you inbred moron. A very prideful one, but a Christian nonetheless. He's one of your own, you stupid shit.

      June 22, 2013 at 10:08 pm |
    • lol??

      Colin is another fine example of driving under the influence of daemons. The Big O's healthSCARE can hook you up with a designated driver.

      Remember, don't think and drive!!

      June 23, 2013 at 2:58 pm |
  17. Patty

    I'm quite proud of the fact that I really don't know or particularly care who Kanye West is. Probably some untalented overmarketed "singer" from the sound of it. Heavy quotes there.

    Christian beliefs are for stupid people. Get over them already.

    June 22, 2013 at 11:25 am |
    • Doris

      Patty: 2
      the Braindead: 0

      June 22, 2013 at 12:34 pm |
    • HarryGP

      Belief in God is for everyone, not just stupid people.

      June 23, 2013 at 4:09 am |
    • mary

      No, HarryGP, that's false. And you are especially stupid.

      June 23, 2013 at 10:55 am |
    • janey

      There are many intelligent people who are religious, but they are humble and don't feel tthe need to show it off.

      June 23, 2013 at 3:59 pm |
    • Gary

      The only intelligence that religious people have is exhibited within their cunning ways of defending and propagating their god myth. They are a waste of brain cells.

      June 24, 2013 at 11:33 am |
    • Gary

      Wonderful post, Patty. Made my day.

      June 24, 2013 at 11:34 am |
  18. Fortune holds more for the bold

    Just proves how ridiculous this topic is as this blog tapped out at 3 pages...what an idiot

    June 22, 2013 at 10:04 am |
  19. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things,

    June 22, 2013 at 7:26 am |
    • Jesus

      Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Sus.an Gra.dy, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Gra.dy die.d and Sus.an Gr.ady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 19.75 to 19.95. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three C.C.U studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!

      July 1, 2013 at 11:56 am |
    • Really?

      "Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things"
      That's why the data, has shown that atheists have happier and healthier lives than conservative Christians. Your post is built on a lie!

      July 1, 2013 at 11:57 am |
  20. Ahappyfarmer

    I think he has lost touch with his brain and this "god" complex has taken over. He needs help. His songs are great I think he is confusing a lot of people talking about God but then cursing right after it. I know none of us are perfect but we need to units and that what you say should be God honoring .

    June 22, 2013 at 7:24 am |
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