Joel Osteen’s Church Tells Kanye West: ‘You my Chick-fil-Ye’
As had been reported throughout the week, Kanye West appeared at evangelical pastor Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas on Sunday.
“I know that God’s been calling me for a long time and the devil’s been distracting me for a long time,” he said while standing with the pastor, according to People.
“When I was in my lowest points, God was there with me and sending me visions and inspiring me, and I remember sitting in the hospital at UCLA after having a mental breakdown and there’s documentation of me drawing a church and [wanting to] start a church in the middle of Calabasas,” he added, referring to his 2016 hospitalization during his Saint Pablo tour.
He noted that “all of that arrogance and cockiness that y’all have seen from me” is in the past. “Because every time I stand up, I feel that I’m standing up and drawing a line in the sand and saying, ‘I’m here in service to God and no weapon formed against me shall prosper,’ ” he said.
According to an Instagram story shared by Kim Kardashian, the church celebrated West with Chick-Fil-A bottles of lemonade, which said, “You my Chick-Fil-Ye” on the labels, a reference to West’s song “Closed on Sunday.”