Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Pay to Pray: Live Stream of Kanye West’s Sunday Service Featured SHOP Link to Buy His Jesus is King Merchandise


See that photo? That’s a screen grab of Kanye West’s Sunday Service, going on right now in New York. You’ll see Kanye on the left listening to the speaker. And in black letters right at the bottom of the screen there’s the word SHOP. It’s a link to, to the shopping page, where you can buy cheap, ugly t shirts that read “Jesus is King,” for 50 clams.

All during this time, we are anticipating the launch of Kanye’s new album, which was going to be released this past Friday. It was postponed til today. So far, nothing has arrived.

News of Kanye’s activities are not coming from him anymore. He hasn’t Tweeted since January 1st, 2019. No, for safety’s sake, news comes from @TeamKanyeDaily or on his wife’s account. She released a track listing yesterday for the new album.

The SHOP button is too hilarious. Doesn’t that just give away the whole purpose of this thing? The religion is Kanye. It’s all about getting money to him. The sneakers don’t sell. The old music was full of samples he had to pay for. So now he’s using one of the two oldest tricks in the book to fill his coffers.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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