Kanye West Impersonates Jesus, Hopes To Multiply Album Sales

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Kanye West, the rapper who loves swearing at fans in hospitals (see his lyrics) has done it again. He’s grabbed the world’s attention with more of his priceless tomfoolery. This time it’s not for railing against the White House’s predominant occupants – rather it’s for fearlessly impersonating Jesus.

The Jesus impression can be seen on the cover of the next issue of Rolling Stone magazine. On it, Kanye is wearing a crown of thorns and a one shoulder biblical-style robe. With that in mind, you should all know he pulls off much more of a Willem Dafoe-style impression than a James Caviezel.

Kanye West (CDs) has dressed himself like Jesus Christ for the next cover of
Rolling Stone magazine. West said in the accompanying article:

"In America, they want you to accomplish these great feats, to pull
off these David Copperfield-type stunts, you want me to be great, but
you don’t ever want me to say I’m great?"

Whatever West’s reasoning, the Jesus-like photo is likely to draw criticisms that he is:
1) Comparing himself to Jesus
2) Way too self-important
3) Referencing 80′s mullet fanatic David Copperfield

Before they reach for their cross emblazoned, diamond studded pistol
grips kept directly on top of their dusty New and Old Testaments, the
religiously-minded should know that West’s latest act isn’t necessarily
an open mockery of Jesus, after all, this is the guy who rapped:

"We rappers are role models we rap we don’t think/ I ain’t here to argue about his facial features/ Or here to convert atheists into believers/ I’m just trying to say the way school need teachers/ The way Kathie Lee needed Regis that’s the way yall need Jesus/ So here go my single dog radio needs this/ They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus/ That means guns, sex, lies, video tapes/ But if I talk about God my record won’t get played Huh?"

Clearly Kanye’s got nothing but shout-outs and mad props for the
heavenly head of Christianity. That being the case, what’s with the Rolling Stone
cover? 

Headline hunger, that’s what. Remember when he said this:

"George Bush doesn’t care about black people."

Yeah, we know, calling the sitting president of your own country a
pseudo-racist was huge. It dominated newspaper front pages and
magazine headlines for days. It also resulted in Kanye’s picture
beaming into wide-eyed living-room’s all over the world. Truckloads of
free publicity for the album (the very cool Late Registration) he’d
dropped a month before must have felt powerful nice.

Really though,
how long’s it been since his last major headline? Four or five months
without a New York Post dedicated to you? We’d want more too, Kanye.

As such, hecklerspray now makes bold but utterly false statements like that in an attempt for some major multi-media coverage:

-Tony Blair skinned a puppy and slurped it down raw!
-Al Sharpton is a Korean in a zip-up people suit!
-A
grease spot has formed in the image of hecklerspray on the outside
wall of a grubby grocery store, thousands flock with church candles!

Drudge report, if you could pick this up we’d appreciate it.

Read more:

Brash rapper West on Rolling Stone cover as Jesus - Reuters 

[story by Shawn Lindseth]

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Comments

  1. anthony says

    I must say that KW is a new mouth piece in trying to get sales for his album. He is a talented man that has a point of view just like any other talented man in this world. He is thought provoking and very interesting.

  2. Jenni says

    I think Kanye needs a good smack. I used to like the artist but he has taken it too far. As for using his lyrics from “Jesus Walks” to show that he has props for God, all it shows that he is a hypocrite and a walking contradiction. Obviously you are not that talented if you need to impersonate the Christ or insult the president to get headlines….. WEAK!!!

  3. Jose says

    While reading this article I was thinking the same exact thing prenious poster Jenni wrote. I agree 100%. I liked him at first. I gave him props for his talent. Now he’s taking it too far.

  4. Dee says

    What a moronic move…JESUS. Its amazing what people can do to get publicity…i thought 50 cent was vainglorious…until i met this Jesus impersonator. Thank God for his forgiving spirit,if not…Kanye is going to self distruct. I am not hating or nothing. His handy work speaks for itself.

  5. Spoken says

    James Caviezel. impersonated christ
    how come he didnt get so much negative feed back…
    really if u read the article kanye never clais to be the christ..Never

  6. Prince Cal de Capone says

    Understanding that the world needs to see more Jesus figures, Kanye has done the will of hid heavenly Father who is in heaven. Simply bringing people to the righteous fact that Christ is Lord in the lives of most Christians. To hear so much negative feed back for such a great purpose scares me in a way. Feedback assuming that a man dressess like jesus just so his records selll, if that’s the case let’s talk negatively about Mel Gibson. He did the exact same thing with the exception of two things: His Drawn out playwrite and the color of his skin!!

  7. Nicholas Saint Onge says

    I am a big fan of many things, and although there are some genres I like loads more then others, I try to keep an open mind. There has been talk about how Rock is dead, which surely is not true, but there is some truth behind it, Rap is definitely on the rise to places its never been before, seemingly overtaking Rock as we know it.

    If anyone here watched the Grammy’s you’ll remember that the nominations in the Best Rock Album among others were pretty much PURE shit. I don’t really recall a day when I said “Hey Green Day is better then EVERYONE ELSE OUT THERE” and it pains me to see that they are sweeping the awards due to lack of competition and media hype from the words “rock” and “epic” put together.

    Which leads me to the title of this thread, Kanye gives me hope, and he makes music fun for me again. Correct me if I am wrong, but I don’t recall hearing Kanye posing any “rap-battle’s” against other artists and talking about “killing madd niggas”, and I think that is awesome. However much I may love N.W.A. and Tupac and Biggie, I have grown tired of the anger, and especially the senseless killing between artists.

    Kanye’s songs are just feel good songs. “Hey Mama” “Touch The Sky” “Jesus Walks” “Through The Wire” and “All Falls Down” are all amazing, heartfelt songs, while his “New Workout Plan” and “Gold Digger” make you feel good to be alive.

    Kanye’s label is known as “GOOD” or “Getting Out Our Dreams”, how can you not love that?

    I sincerely hope that Kanye doesn’t turn to drugs, or die of some stupid assassination or anything of the sort.

    This is my thanks to Kanye for revitalizing music, and being an astounding all around entertainer.