Kanye West Allegedly Almost Quit Rap Because It’s "The Devil’s Music"

As if the Sunday Service events aren’t enough of an indication, Kanye West appears to be heavily leaning toward being a full-time Christian rapper. In July, Nicki Minaj told her Queen Radio audience Ye was now a born-again Christian. 

According to a new Apologia Studios interview with Kanye’s pastor Adam Taylor, he was also a Hail Mary away from quitting rap because it’s “the devil’s music.”

“One time, he told me that he wasn’t going to rap,” Taylor says near the 23:30-mark. “I said, ‘Why not?’ He said, ‘That’s the devil’s music.’ I said, ‘Hey, man. Rap is a genre. You can rap for God.’

“I think he was already thinking about it a little bit, but I definitely said, ‘Hey, bro. I think you need to use your talents that God’s given you and use that platform for God.’”

Taylor and Ye began their spiritual work together in May when Kanye became a member of the West’s Placerita Bible Church parish.

In a new trailer for his upcoming IMAX movie Jesus Is King: A Kanye West Film, he says, “I’m not here for your entertainment. I’m an evangelist,” a clear indication of where his head is these days.