12:19 PM PT – We ran into Kanye and Joel after sharing the stage together, and asked Ye a fairly simple question … what would he do next ??? See the clip … Kanye gives a fairly enlightening answer, telling us that he will let God decide the narration of the next chapter.
When we pressed, asking what he imagined for himself was the next big challenge … Kanye did not hesitate and told us directly – he wanted to turn his attention to prison reform.
Ye got enough detail about possible solutions that he said would have a direct impact on helping the poor – who are often a minority – not have to get out of prison.
We also asked if he was considering getting Joel on the next album. Watch … it doesn't sound like JO wants to ride the microphone, but Ye doesn't oppose the idea.
10:23 PT – Kanye West and Joel Osteen have enough chat on Sunday at Lakewood Church in Houston – and one of the big takeaways is Ye will fight for Joel and his reputation in the Christian community.
The rapper producer noted that Joel was responsible for turning thousands of people into the right path in Christianity, and for that alone … Ye said that the man should be praised more than criticized for everything he did in the name of God.
They talked about even more – Ye touched on his upbringing at church, explaining that he found going to Sunday services as a child quite boring … even though his parents were faithful believers, taking the family to a megachurch in Chicago 3 times a week.
He also discussed it Mental disorders 2016, and how after that … he felt he needed to move away from most people in his inner circle because they were not real Christians, and only men who were bound to the almighty dollar.
Speaking of that, Kanye also pumped himself up a bit by saying that he was the greatest artist God had ever created … and now, he works for the man upstairs again – rather than working for the devil, which he believes most of his contemporaries do now.
There are many more, but all of them … it was a very moving interaction that Ye and Joel felt like on the stage, with Ye coming clearly and even ending in uplifting prayer.
Kanye WestA highly anticipated chat with the Pastor Joel Osteen will go down at Lakewood Church in Houston and we live streaming it all.
TMZ broke the story … Kanye and Joel have talked on the phone a little since Ye was committed to God, and it all produced Kanye and Kim take a trip to H-town this weekend.
We are told that Kanye will do it talk to Joel about his trip on rediscovering religion at 11 noon Central Time. There is another Sunday night service at 19:00 and it will feature the now famous Kanye Sunday Service, complete with a choir of around 120 people. We will also stream it live.
As we report, Ticketmaster is giving out free tickets for 7:00 service, but there is already problem with scalpers.
Kim is also in Houston and might show up for service at Lakewood. On Saturday Kim, Saint and North press a ice rink at The Galleria in Houston.
Originally Published – 08:41 PT