Kanye West's (White) Jesus Is King May Be Coming to IMAX in October

Kanye West speaks during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval office of the White House on October 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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Jesus works in mysterious ways…and in divine order.

In the latest news, it looks like ‘Ye is releasing an entire film for his highly-anticipated new album, Jesus Is King, and is scheduled to debut it on the biggest screens in Hollywood—IMAX! According to Billboard, Jesus Is King (the film) is scheduled to bless theaters on October 25.

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Billboard reports:

Jesus Is King depicts a special Sunday Service of West’s that took place in the Painted Desert of Arizona in the summer of 2019. The performance took place in the Roden Crater, an installation from renowned artist James Turrell.

If you notice, I put “may be coming” in the headline. I say “may” because, well, the album isn’t even out yet, as it was initially promised. According to Kim Kardashian West, the album was slated to drop on September 27, in fact. So, given the Kardashian-West shenanigans, the film could debut on IMAX Mars (hosted by Elon Musk), for all I know. Either way, the documentary would likely be in the same vein as popular behind-the-tour documentaries such as Netflix’s Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly and Gaga: Five Foot Two.

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As The Independent posits, ‘Ye could certainly be trolling us. As Vulture noted, the elusive Yandhi album still hasn’t surfaced, though we can probably—safely—assume Jesus Is King is the replacement title.

In what could’ve either been Kanye’s, North’s, Saint’s, Chicago’s or Psalm’s handwriting, the tracklist was confirmed via Kim Kardashian West’s Twitter account on the alleged release date:

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Although there is no album or official download link in sight at the time of this article’s posting, Kanye has previewed the album in Detroit (with a mysteriously white crowd), Chicago (during Chance The Rapper’s The Big Day Tour) and New York City.

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Hmm! Since Kanye forayed into the MAGA country, I’m assuming his Jesus is white. However, MAGA country has been foiled again because Jesus Is King is on Colored People Time, thus Jesus is definitely black. Case closed.

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