Kanye West Does 'Carpool Karaoke' on a Plane With James Corden

Is Jesus the pilot?

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Kanye West brought his Christianity campaign to the skies on Monday night's Late Late Show.

Eschewing the show's usual Carpool Karaoke set-up in favor of Airpool Karaoke, West and James Corden chatted in the middle of members of the Sunday Service group about the purported father, the purported son, the purported holy spirit, and whatnot.

"When I went to the hospital a few years ago, I wrote in the hospital 'Start a church in Calabasas,'" West told Corden about his seemingly sudden dive into full-on churchishness, a career move that recently saw public praise from a goddamn Trump. "It's something that I had a feeling that I needed to do that God put on my heart and now he just keeps on taking me to new levels and us to other levels that we didn't even imagine before."

After a run-through of College Dropout cut "Jesus Walks" and a presumably not-very-Christian-like joke at Kris Humphries' expense, West—who noted here that he believes a higher power is using him "to show off"—was asked about those of us understandably meeting his latest era with intense skepticism and/or outright rejection.

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"I say, when you go to sleep, would you agree that you are asleep when you are asleep?" West proposed. "And when you wake up, would you agree that you are awake when you are awake? Would you agree that those are two different states? People who don't believe are walking dead. They are asleep and this is the awakening."

At any rate, the full clip is available up top. At one point, West also posits his recent alleged $68 million tax refund as proof of some kind of higher power intervention.

"Last year, I made $115 million and still ended up $35 million in debt," he said. "This year, I looked up and I got $68 million returned to me on my tax returns . . . People need to hear someone that has been put into debt by the system talk about these types of numbers now that they're in service to Christ."


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