Kanye West has finally dropped his highly anticipated gospel album, but the controversial rapper surprised fans with an unexpected announcement, and some people are not happy.
Music and fashion mogul Kanye West has reportedly claimed he will only make gospel music going forward — no more secular music, according to a Chicago music promoter who was in the room when the rapper spoke.
West reportedly made the comment over the weekend at a listening party in Chicago for his new album Jesus is King: A Kanye West Experience, reports Fox Business.
“Kanye also announced that he is no longer making secular music,” said Andrew Barber, owner of music media company Fake Shore Drive. “Only Gospel from here on out.”
West said he is “done being an entertainer,” Barber told Fox Business.
West launched his new album in New York on Sunday (local time) accompanied by his wife Kim Kardashian West, and three of his four children.
He also announced that a documentary of the making of the album, featuring footage of the rapper’s famed Sunday Service will also be released in IMAX theatres around the world on October 25.
Kardashian West teased the album’s track list on Instagram last Friday.
Anyone attending the Chicago listening party was required to leave their mobile phones in locked pouches, so no video has yet surfaced of West’s remarks.
“Kanye started this to really heal himself and it was a really personal thing, and it was just friends and family,” she said earlier this month. “He has had an amazing evolution of being born again and being saved by Christ.”