Kanye West got 2021 Grammy Award nomination, but that isn’t the news, the news borders on the category, which is ‘Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for “Jesus Is King.”
The controversial album got 53/100 at review aggregator Metacritic and it will most likely sound louder than the rapper’s legacy by his 2020 presidential run and the divorce from his wife Kim Kardashian. Another turning point in West’s life remains his conversion to a born-again Christian.
Kanye West’s Christianity was never doubted as he, in one of his songs, said, “Jesus Walks” “They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus / That means guns, sex, lies, videotape / But if I talk about God my record won’t get played.”
In 2004, “Jesus Walks” became Kanye’s third top 20 single in a row, also scooped the Grammy for Best Rap Song, and became certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
A remarkable lyrics in the song “My mama used to say only Jesus can save us” pointed largely to Kanye’s religious upbringing while elaborating on his fixation on sin and salvation. He would rap in “Otis,” from his Jay-Z collabo “Watch the Throne,” “I made ‘Jesus Walks,’ I’m never going to hell.”