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Kanye West stages surprise Parisian Sunday Service

By
AFP
Translated by
Nicola Mira
Published
Mar 2, 2020

This weekend, idiosyncratic US rap star Kanye West staged a surprise Sunday Service in Paris for the fashion week, combining a gospel choir concert and a religious celebration which also had a social media echo.


Instagram Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord


“Sunday Service. Kanye West, this Sunday morning at the Bouffes du Nord [theatre],” tweeted the theatre, which is located in the French capital’s La Chapelle neighbourhood.

Pictures showed West centre-stage alongside a piano, encircled by a gospel choir, its singers clad in flowing beige robes.

French magazine Paris Match posted a video of the service on its Instagram account, stating that it was attended by West’s partner Kim Kardashian and their daughter North. Also present, several fashion industry names, among them Olivier Rousteing, Simon Porte Jacquemus and Jean Touitou.

West, 43, has said he has been saved by religious faith, and last Autumn released the ‘Jesus Is King’ album, featuring songs from the Sunday Services he has been holding on an itinerant basis, often as a surprise event, across the USA.

On Monday night, West will stage a surprise catwalk show in Paris for the latest collection of his Yeezy label, in collaboration with Adidas.

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