G.O.O.D Music leader Kanye West‘s Yeezus album may be winning over diehard hip-hop heads but it is doing nothing to impress religious musicians like Sonny Sandoval who has taken personal offense to tracks like “I Am God.”
According to reports, Sandoval feels Mr. West is only causing harm with his latest solo effort’s content.
In the God department … Kanye West is as phony as a $2 bill — according to a very religious lead singer of a very religious nu-metal band. Christian rocker Sonny Sandoval — famous for songs like “Alive” and “Youth of the Nation” — feels Kanye has committed blasphemy for writing and singing “I am a God” on his “Yeezus” album. Sonny says, “Kanye West deceives many and will lead many people astray.” To hammer his point home … Sonny quotes Matthew 7:15-23 — Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. (TMZ)
Yeezy’s track “On Sight” has also sparked backlash over its reference to Parkinson’s disease.
Kanye West is being slammed as “ignorant” and “distasteful” over a lyric on his new album which uses Parkinson’s disease as a punch line … TMZ has learned. Now, TMZ has learned the American Parkinson Disease Association is upset about the lyric — with the org.’s VP Kathryn Whitford telling us, “We find these lyrics distasteful and the product of obvious ignorance.” FYI — the APDA has been around for over 50 years and it’s the largest organization in the country dedicated to helping those with Parkinson’s and furthering efforts to find a cure. So far, no response from Kanye’s camp.” (TMZ)
Recently, Kanye revealed the true motivation behind penning his new “I Am God” anthem.
It turns out this song was inspired by a serious diss–not from another rapper but from a major fashion designer. Last fall, a few days before Paris Fashion Week, West was informed that he’d be invited to a widely anticipated runway show only on the condition that he agree not to attend any other shows. “So the next day I went to the studio with Daft Punk, and I wrote ‘I Am a God,’?” West says. “Cause it’s like, Yo! Nobody can tell me where I can and can’t go. Man, I’m the No. 1 living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix.” West is not smiling as he says this, and his voice is getting louder with each sentence. “You can’t say that you love music and then say that Kanye West can’t come to your show! To even think they could tell me where I could and couldn’t go is just ludicrous. It’s blasphemous–to rock ‘n’ roll, and to music.” (W Magazine)
Last week, G.O.O.D Music’s CyHi the Prynce admitted there is much more to the new album’s title than most people think.
“A lot of people don’t know Yeezus if you break it down is: ‘Ye-Is-us,” Cyhi told MTV news via a Skype interview on Tuesday. Cyhi knows that Kanye won’t do a ton of interviews surrounding the new LP, so he decided to deliver the message to the people. “I’ll break it down to you because I don’t care. ‘Ye will let you sit there and beat yourself up about it,” he told us. “He ain’t gonna do no interviews. He gonna be like, ‘Yeah it’s Yeezus and that’s what it’s called and y’all gotta deal with it.'” (MTV)
Check out “I Am God”: