Kanye West is the inspiration for a new religion called ‘Yeezianity’. According to the site Noisy Vice, the church of Yeezus was founded by a man who doesn’t want to be identified, because he fears that any name-association with the religion will ruin its goal to help people anonymously.
The group follows what it calls the “5 Pillars,” which are as follows:
1. All things created must be for the good of all
2. No human being’s right to express themselves must ever be repressed
3. Money is unnecessary except as a means of exchange
4. Man possesses the power to create everything he wants and needs
5. All human suffering exists to stimulate the creative powers of Man
The founder of Yeezianity recently took out a Craiglist ad in hopes of gaining membership—and publicity.
In the interview with Noisy Vice, the founder discussed the response since launching the religion. “The diversity has been substantial. There have been people who’ve sent me just straight up support—they must like the positive message about it. And then there are some people who’ve sent me a lot of Kanye hate mail, but that’s cool. For example, on reddit, somebody posted and said, “Stupidity attracts itself.” [Laughs] But I was like, hey, you could substitute that word for genius or anything else you want. Even a homeless dude sent me a reply, and asked if we could help him get on his feet. That’s why I want to stay anonymous. I can speak to whomever I want with authority, and they won’t know who I am. But on the whole, I mean, people who do and don’t know who Kanye is alike probably think this is absurd.” he said.
The interview went on to discuss his ultimate goal for creating Yeezianity. “The whole idea of putting Yeezus or Kanye—you know, I think in a lot of ways I want to create some controversy. I want people to be like, ‘This is absolutely ludicrous […] it will certainly start a dialogue to some extent. But in a lot of ways, on a personal level, I want to attract Kanye to the point where I can meet him at some point. I’ll be honest, if I had to go with what the ultimate desire was, first and foremost, and what stimulated the inspiration, it was that. I don’t want to take the whole thing to a personal level, but there’s no one out there doing what Kanye is doing. And how do you get someone like that’s attention? I hope that’s not selfish.” he said.
West has not yet made any public acknowledgment of the religion.
In other news, Kim Kardashian, fiancé and mother of West’s daughter, showed off new pictures of little North West on The Ellen DeGeneres Show airing on Friday. The proud mama couldn’t help but gush about her 7-month-old mini-me. She described North as being calm and quiet and gave West credit for being a great dad. “He is honestly the most amazing dad. He loves her so much,” Kardashian said, showing a picture of West giving Nori a piggyback. “He really is a hands-on dad.”