Rapper Kanye West has been making headlines all week and he continues to stay in the news. This time Ye didn’t do anything, instead a group of people have created a religion solely based on him called Yeezianity.
The religious group has explained five main points which symbolize every Yeezian.
“An anonymous group of people have taken that song pretty literally, it seems, because they’ve formed an official religion centered around Kanye called Yeezianity. According to its website, the group “believes that the one who calls himself Yeezus is a divine being who has been sent by God to usher in a New Age of humanity.” “We could be anyone you know, from your mailman to the mayor of your city,” the website says. Here are the religion’s five pillars: 1. All things created must be for the good of all 2. No human being’s right to express themselves must ever be repressed 3. Money is unnecessary except as a means of exchange 4. Man possesses the power to create everything he wants and needs 5. All human suffering exists to stimulate the creative powers of Man” (TIME)
The person who is responsible for starting this church of Yeezus has chosen to stay anonymous but has decided to explain what motivated him to create Yeezianity.
“First of all, he is the most honest person in our culture. He has the highest moral standards and highest integrity. He is the most creative person. And as it’s typical with creative people, he gets a lot of flack from the lower minded masses. It’s not even that they don’t like him, it’s that they don’t know what he’s doing because the press gives it this negative spin all the time.” (Vice)
[UPDATE] Although reports claimed “Yeezianity” will be a legit religion, the founder has come forth to speak on the details of this Kanye West based religion.
Don’t take my word for it: Vice’s Eric Sundermann took the time to actually talk to the anonymous founder of what Sundermann calls “the first religion based on Kanye West.” One of his first questions: “Is Yeezianity for real?” Here’s the answer: “I believe in what it is, and that’s real. But is there a real organized religion behind it? There is not. At first, I thought about putting on that it was — I thought that’d be more viral or whatever — but I’m not going to be able to uphold that. So right now, it’s just an idea. I only created this a month ago, so we’ll see where it goes. The idea has yet to get out there. Who knows what could come this way? But it’s an idea, and before anything can manifest, it has to start as an idea. In a lot of ways, after I created it, I reflected on it and thought that this was just a rehashing of Christianity, but just throwing Yeezus instead of Jesus.” [Vice] (The Week)