Father Matthew Moretz, of St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City, exegetes the controversial song by Kanye West Yeezus.
“He says that Jesus is the most high, but Kanye can’t stop thinking of himself as # 2…the close high,” said Father Matthew. “He is part of Jesus’ mafia. Jesus is the godfather and he is like the general; the second in command.”
Moretz continues with alleging that the public is to blame.
“He realizes that in the cultural system he is an idol. He is a celebrity. A divinity. Everybody loves him. They adore him. They give him all the awards, all the money he wants, all the women he wants… it’s unbelievable,” he said.
Due to this, Moretz thinks West’s attempt to balance his relationship with God and his rise to fame is a constant battle.
“Give Kanye a break. This is some heavy deep stuff,” said Moretz about “Yeezus.” It is about prayer, value, idolatry, and he is wrestling with this. Wouldn’t you wrestle with this? Would you be able to resist it?