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Kanye West uses ‘religious texts’ in upcoming album, ‘Jesus Is King’

Kanye West (Photo credit: Splash News)

Kanye West borrows from “religious texts” for the lyrics on his long-awaited album, Jesus Is King.

The 42-year-old rapper has been hosting a Sunday Service, which features a gospel choir and other musical performances, since January, and his much-delayed ninth studio album continues to document his Christian beliefs and also sees him address the state of the world and society’s obsessions with social media.

According to The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column, the track “Water” sees West — who has children North, 6, Saint, 3, Chicago, 20 months, and Psalm, 4 months, with reality star Kim Kardashian West — claim that humans are made up of 90 percent water, 30 percent less than scientists believe.

While on “Closed On Sunday,” he asks people to “put the ‘gram away,” despite his wife using the app as an income.

On “LA Monster,” the hip-hop superstar hits out at Los Angeles — where he lives a life of luxury with his family — for “lettin’ Satan run they streets (sic)”

He raps: “It’s the ugliest nightmare born from the prettiest dreams; millions of people trying to get on the scene; and everyone selling their souls, everyone saying they woke, but they sleepwalking, dead, eyes closed.”

Elsewhere, “Hands On” appears to be West asking for another chance after he previously controversially suggested slavery was a “choice” before apologizing last May.

He belts out: “Thirteenth amendment, three strikes/ Made a left when I should’ve made a right.”

He was set to release his new album on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, but his wife Kim then revealed that her husband was still working on the final mixes for the project and will release it after listening sessions, which took place in Detroit and Chicago over the weekend.

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