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With songs like “Sweet Baby Jesus,” “New God Flow” and “Jesus Walks,” Kanye West has never been scared to talk about God and make religious references in his music.
Most recently, the G.O.O.D. Music rapper made headlines for reportedly considering I Am God as the title for his new album. Although this rumor turned out to be false, a member of Yeezy’s camp did confirm that “I Am A God” (emphasis added) is the title of his forthcoming single.
“We would never be so presumptuous or sacrilegious to call ourselves the supreme being,” a source told HuffPost, adding that the song’s concept is “centered around the idea that all people are manifestations of a higher power.”
One of Kanye’s longtime collaborators, Malik Yusef, also dropped an explanation of the song’s controversial title.
Despite this new “explanation,” fans are still having a field day in the Twitterverse about Kanye’s use of religion in rap and his self esteem that’s seemed to have reach new egotistical heights.
From declaring that you can’t spell G.O.O.D. Music without G-O-D to forming a new religion without sins, let’s take a trip down memory lane at Mr. West’s most controversial lyrics about religion.
(We haven’t heard the “I Am A God” track yet be we’re pretty sure it could be added to this list.)