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The Daily BeastApr 21, 2019
Inside Kanye West's Coachella Sunday Service: A Big, Mesmerizing, ‘Religious' Grift
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos via TwitterOn Easter Sunday morning, Kanye West captivated Coachella with his attempt to rise from the depths of cultural cancellation. West brought his "Sunday Service," previously reserved for elite worshippers, friends and family, to the masses. The rapper's recent turn toward outspoken faith hints at his desire for redemption, or at the very least a search for community and meaning in the wake of a public fall from grace.

West is an inarguably talented and influential artist, but he's an increasingly controversial one.

Many fans lost their faith after West repeatedly, insistently expressed his support for Donald Trump. In addition to sporting a telltale red MAGA hat, West has also visited the president and defended him against criticism. The rapper's previously beloved Twitter feed has seemingly been converted into a tool for generating backlash, with posts shouting out far-right activist Candace Owens and repping "Trump all day."

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