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Kanye West was slammed by Christians for calling his new album 'Jesus Is King'

Libby Torres , Business Insider US
 Sep 30, 2019, 01:09 PM

Kanye West at his "Sunday Service" performance at Coachella this year.
Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella
  • Rapper Kanye West is being criticised by Christian Twitter users for naming his newest album "Jesus Is King."
  • While the rapper has become more vocal about his religion in recent months, users still weren't happy that West was seemingly equating himself with Jesus.
  • "What Kanye is doing is blasphemous," one user wrote, while another simply said, "Kanye West isn't a Christian."
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Kanye West is causing quite the stir among Christians on Twitter for titling his new album "Jesus Is King."

After West has appeared to embrace his religion in recent months - hosting the quasi-religious "Sunday Services" every week - users were still angry with the rapper for his new album's title.

"Jesus is King is trending on Twitter, except no one is talking about Jesus of Nazareth, the saviour of the world," one user wrote, denouncing West as a "mere man" and not a god.

The reaction was one among several of other users sharing similar criticism, calling the rapper "blasphemous" and the "antichrist," and accusing him of using Jesus for monetary gain.

And others even took it a step further, saying West wasn't a Christian and calling him a false prophet.

But some took a different view of West's new album, positing that it was a good thing if it made people consider Christianity.

West has been teasing the release of "Jesus Is King" for some time now. The new album was supposed to be released on Friday but is now dropping on Sunday, according to Kim Kardashian West.

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