Over the last few months, Kanye West has been talking about getting saved and re-committing himself to his Christian faith. And he’d been doing it ahead of his new album “Jesus is King,” which dropped on Oct. 25.
West has also been hosting “Sunday Service,” a musical, church-like event where he performs with his gospel choir.
On Tuesday, the 42-year-old appeared on “The Late Late Show” with James Corden for a segment called “Airpool Karaoke,” where he performed with the choir on a flight. The segment is an offshoot of “Carpool Karaoke,” which usually airs on Corden’s show.
During their conversation, the two men talked about West’s spiritual conversion and how it relates to his success.
“He’s using me to show off,” he told Corden. “Last year I made $115 million and still ended up $35 million in debt. This year I looked up and I just got $68 million returned to me on my tax returns.”
“And people say, ‘Oh, don’t talk about these numbers,'” West added. “No, people need to hear someone that’s been put into debt by the system talk about these kind of numbers now that they’re in service to Christ.”
“He’s showing off. He’s just showing out,” the rapper continued. “Yeezy is worth $3 billion. It’s the number one Google search brand in the world. He’s showing out. … Kanye West works for God.”
And it doesn’t seem like West is exaggerating the success of his fashion label Yeezy.
He started the line in 2009 with Nike, and then, after wanting more power to create, as well as more ownership, he began working with Adidas in 2013.
In June, Forbes reported the brand is expected to make $1.5 billion in sales this year alone and could outsell the Nike Jordan brand in the near future.