Kanye West believes Christians are judged and held to a higher standard in society.
During an interview with Vogue, the Chicago rapper broke down how God has influenced him in many ways, including his ego. “I thought I had it all figured out,” he recently told Vogue. “[God has changed] everything, my ego … God put it all together. I’ll tell you what, when I don’t apply grace; I don’t get the results I’m looking for. Everything must be done with grace. That’s one of the things I pray for—and I need to pray for more.”
He also said during his reintroduction to his Christian faith, he has learned that being judged is a part of the journey, however, he feels Christians are collectively held to a higher standard than other religions. “A lot of times, people try to point out the flaws of people who are Christian. But always remember, Christians are not Christ,” he said. “We fall short. We all fall short of the glory … It’s like, there’s a lot of people with 23 on their backs, but there’s only one [Michael] Jordan. You can’t really compare most people with 23 on their backs to Jordan at all.”
West ended the conversation, saying that his journey includes being around like-minded Christians who can help mature his relationship with the Lord even more. “You can pick your influences,” he says. “I sought out to have Bible study, and to be around other Christians who could keep me accountable.”