Is Kanye West’s New “Life Of Pablo” Album Inspired by the Apostle Paul?

Kanye West performs during the closing ceremony for the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto on July 26, 2015.  MATT DETRICH-USA TODAY SPORTS/SIPAUSA
Kanye West performs during the closing ceremony for the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto on July 26, 2015.
MATT DETRICH-USA TODAY SPORTS/SIPAUSA

Kanye West’s seventh studio album is more than just his self-proclaimed gospel music record, his album may have been inspired by the Bible’s Apostle Paul.

The 38-year-old outspoken rap mogul whose latest album is called The Life of Pablo, took to Twitter to reveal that he was inspired by Paul, whose name translates to Pablo in Spanish.

“Paul … The most powerful messenger of the first century…,” West tweeted Saturday. “Now we stand here 20 centuries later… Because he was a traveler…”

West went on to draw comparison between Paul’s life and his own.

“He was a learned man not of the original sect so he was able to take the message to the rest of the world…He was saved from persecution due to his Roman citizenship…,” he tweeted. “I have the right to speak my voice…Please forgive the profanity and give hugs and blessings to my brother Kirk for standing by me…”

The rapper called for people to dance in the streets and wrote, “I am consumed by my purpose to help the world.”

West has talked about his new album being a profanity-laced gospel record, and he tapped Kirk Franklin, one of the biggest names in gospel music, for the song “Ultra Light Beams.” He previously told Big Boy Radio about a conversation with Franklin about his record being gospel music.

“When I was sitting in the studio with Kirk, Kirk Franklin, and we’re just going through it, I said this is a gospel album, with a whole lot of cursing on it, but it’s still a gospel album,” West said in the interview on Big Boy Radio. “The gospel according to Ye. It’s not exactly what happened in the Bible, but it’s this story idea of Mary Magdalene becoming Mary.”

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
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