G.O.O.D Music leader Kanye West‘s Yeezus album may be winning over in the album sales of the week. But for religious musicians like Sonny Sandoval has taken personal offense to tracks like “I Am God.”
In the God department … Kanye West is as phony as a $2 bill — according to a very religious lead singer of a very religious nu-metal band. Christian rocker Sonny Sandoval — famous for songs like “Alive” and “Youth of the Nation” — feels Kanye has committed blasphemy for writing and singing “I am a God” on his “Yeezus” album. Sonny says, “Kanye West deceives many and will lead many people astray.” To hammer his point home … Sonny quotes Matthew 7:15-23 — Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. (TMZ)
Recently, Kanye revealed the true motivation behind penning his new “I Am God” anthem.
It turns out this song was inspired by a serious diss–not from another rapper but from a major fashion designer. Last fall, a few days before Paris Fashion Week, West was informed that he’d be invited to a widely anticipated runway show only on the condition that he agree not to attend any other shows. “So the next day I went to the studio with Daft Punk, and I wrote ‘I Am a God,’?” West says. “Cause it’s like, Yo! Nobody can tell me where I can and can’t go. Man, I’m the No. 1 living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix.” West is not smiling as he says this, and his voice is getting louder with each sentence. “You can’t say that you love music and then say that Kanye West can’t come to your show! To even think they could tell me where I could and couldn’t go is just ludicrous. It’s blasphemous–to rock ‘n’ roll, and to music.” (W Magazine)