Former “Full House” star Candace Cameron Bure may not be the first person in line come June 18th to cop Kanye West‘s new Yeezus album and has publicly spoken out on the title’s reference to Jesus Christ.
A dedicated Christian, Bure did not hold back when asked for her take on Yeezy’s upcoming solo effort’s title.
“I would have a problem with that,” Bure said when asked how she would react if her kids brought home Ye’s upcoming Yeezus album. “That is way too close and so is ‘Hova’ for Jehovah. It bugs me, it totally bugs me. Listen, there are songs that I do like but can’t support 100 percent because I have issues with that. There’s a million other names out there and you could have chosen one that is not one letter off from Jesus. I mean, that’s just a little too close. Come on.” (“Sway In The Morning”)
She also could not comprehend why Kanye would want to compare himself to Jesus.
“That’s like he’s actually comparing himself to Jesus? Really? Should any of us be doing that,” Bure added. “Maybe you should change your name to ‘Uda!’ I think it’s more, it comes from a humility point of view. That I would be humbled enough for what Jesus did for me that I don’t want to in any way try to elevate myself or put myself side by side. Because I’m humbled by his gratitude.” (“Sway In The Morning”)
The Hollywood actress’ strong religious beliefs may also sway her away from Roc Nation rapper J. Cole‘s Born Sinner, which is also set to drop on June 18th.
“Instantly the lightbulb [turned on]… it got real. I made one phone call to somebody that would know, just to make sure first. As soon as I got it confirmed, I was like, ‘Yo…’ The idea hit me instantly: ‘You got to go to that date,'” he said. “I’m not going to sit [here]… I worked too hard to come a week later after Kanye West drops an amazing album. It’d be like, ‘Oh and J.Cole dropped too, a week later.’ Nah. I’m going to go see him on that date. He’s the greatest. So it’s like, I’m a competitor by nature so it was instant, it wasn’t even a thought,” the Roc Nation artist continued. (Billboard)
Back in December, West Coast rapper Game admitted his Jesus Piece album upset Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae due to its content.
“Lecrae texted me the other day out of the blue – I don’t even know where he got my number from. I know of him, just never met him. And, he was sort of concerned with the way that some of the lyrics were coming across, and the portrayal of Jesus on the cover. But, after we finished having an in-depth text conversation; I explained my vision and what I was doing, and at the end of the text we didn’t necessarily agree but I told him good luck on his path and he wished me good luck on mine.” (HHDX)
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