Kanye West is taking the stage at Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Texas. The Jesus Is King artist was scheduled to perform in front of the pastor's crowd at 8 p.m. After a 40-minute delay, the Sunday Service performance began.
Livestream Kanye at Lakewood below or directly at the church's official YouTube:
Kanye is known for his hot takes, and that was no different on Sunday when he talked with Osteen about strip clubs and how he views them as a form of sex trafficking. “They got posters advertising sex trafficking because if there’s an advertisement for a strip club, that is advertising sex trafficking,” West said. “At the end of the night, when they close up, the manager says, ‘How much traffic do we have?’”
“So if it’s a man that’s going through things with his family or going through things at work and he feels he has to go there, we all end up participating—or whether it’s the spirits that get advertised to us all the time. Alcohol, they call it a spirit," he continued on.
Kanye has spent a few days in Texas, even stopping by a Houston county jail, where he gave the inmates a private concert. On Sunday he also announced his first foray into the opera world, with Nebuchadnezzar coming next week.