Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Kanye West Considered Quitting Rap Because ‘It’s The Devil’s Music’; Justin Theroux Is ‘Proud’ Ex-Wife Jennifer Aniston Joined Instagram

Justin Theroux says everyone will get to see how funny his ex Jennifer Aniston is now that she’s on Instagram; Kanye West admits he almost walked from hip hop because it’s unholy.

Kanye West Considered Quitting Rap Because ‘It’s The Devil’s Music’

Via iHeart Radio:

Kanye West was willing to give up his career to strengthen his relationship with God.

Earlier this week, Ye’s pastor, Adam Tyson, revealed that the 42-year-old rapper, who recently gave his life to Christ, told him that he wanted to walk away from hip hop because he thought it was unholy.

“One time, he told me that he wasn’t going to rap,” Adam recalled while being interviewed on a Christian podcast. “I said, ‘Why not?’” to which Kanye replied: “‘That’s the devil’s music.’”

“I said, ‘Hey, man. Rap is a genre. You can rap for God,’” the pastor continued. “I think he was already thinking about it a little bit, but I definitely said, ‘Hey, bro. I think you need to use your talents that God’s given you and use that platform for God.’”

“In fact, I asked him, ‘Hey man, have you heard of Lecrae?’ He’s like, ‘No.’ [So I asked], ‘Have you heard of Flame, Tedashii, Trip Lee?’ He hadn’t heard of any of those guys,’” Adam added. “I’m sure he’s heard of them now […] All I’m trying to do is to help him be rooted and grounded in God’s word.”

Photo by Flickr user Jason Persse

As fans know, Kanye has been on a spiritual journey for much of 2019. Back in September, he even announced that he will no longer make secular music, only gospel from here on out. His first project being his soon-to-be-released album, Jesus Is King.

Earlier this month, Ye stopped at George Washington University for a listening party of his Christian-inspired album and revealed that he’s a born again Christian. “I want to let you guys know that I am not here for your entertainment this afternoon,” Kanye told the crowd. “We are here to spread the gospel.” He then proceeded to read a bible verse and said, “Excuse me if I mispronounce anything. I am a recent convert. It means I recently got saved within this year.”

Ye later added, “I know for a fact, being that I am a strong member in pop culture that I worshipped the idea of labels, brand names. I worshipped cars. I worshipped the city I grew up in. I probably said Chicago in my career more than I said Jesus.”

Kanye went on to discuss his favorite bible verses and the story of Jesus.

Justin Theroux Is ‘Proud’ of Ex-Wife Jennifer Aniston for Joining Instagram: ‘She’s Gonna Be Good’

Via People:

Justin Theroux, who split from Aniston in early 2018 after two and a half years of marriage, congratulated the star on joining the social media platform and said he was proud of her.

“She has sworn she was not gonna do it, and then she did it. I’m so proud of her — I thought it was so great,” he told Extra. “The world’s about to learn what a hilarious woman she is if they don’t already… She’s gonna be good at this.”

The former Friends actress, 50, finally joined Instagram last week, sending fans into a frenzy with her very first post: a selfie of the entire core cast of Friends. And, as any new member of Instagram, she made sure to follow all her closest friends — including Theroux, 48.

Theroux joins the list of the first 82 people Aniston followed, which also includes Friends pals Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer (Matthew Perry hasn’t joined Instagram yet). The former couple, who split in early 2018 after seven years together and two and a half years of marriage, have remained close.

He was one of the first to comment on her inaugural post, writing, “Woot-Woot! #first.”

Theroux also wished Aniston a happy birthday on his Instagram earlier this year, sharing a black-and-white photo of Aniston, who turned 50, carrying a horned statue above her head as she gazed down at the camera.

“Happy Birthday to this fierce Woman,” Theroux wrote in the caption. “Fiercely loving. Fiercely kind. ….and fiercely funny. ❤️ you B.”


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