Mike McClure Jr, who is the founder and pastor of Rock City Church located in Forestdale, Central Park, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, called Kanye West’s listening parties for his latest release “Donda,” demonic.
McClure, who goes by Pastor Mike Jr., is also a successful gospel musician. He won the Stellar Awards’ Artist of the Year in 2021 and the Stellar Awards’ New Artist of the Year in 2020. In 2021, McClure also received the Rap/Hip-Hop Gospel Album of the Year award for “Big: Freedom Sessions,” and the Urban/Inspirational Single of the Year award for his song “I Got It.”
Last week, The Shade Room Church, a news and media Instagram page that has over 27,000 followers, posted about Billboard’s announcement of Kanye West as their 2021 Top Gospel Artist of the Year. This is the second year in a row West has received the honor. West also won the 2021 Top Gospel Song of the year for “Wash Us In the Blood,” which featured controversial Astroworld Music Festival artist Travis Scott.
Pastor Mike Jr. didn’t hold back his feelings about West receiving an award in the gospel category while replying on The Shade Room Church’s post: “Kanye West isn’t a Gospel Artist. He’s a rapper who did a gospel album. Ye is an inspiration musically PERIOD. So many people are afraid to speak truth for fear of being cancelled! Something about this doesn’t feel right, and I believe we have to speak up. As cool as the Donda listening party was it felt so demonic. So NAH.”
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Source: Church Leaders