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LA Street Artist Paints Mural Of Kanye West Depicted As Jesus Crucified [PHOTOS]


To celebrate Good Friday 2014, an unknown street artist has decided to honor Kanye West in arguably the most sacrilegious way possible. A mural depicting the rapper as Jesus on the cross has just been spotted in Los Angeles.

There is not a signature or tag where the artist credits themself but the piece was however named “The New Messiah?” Whether it is intended to be sarcasm is anyone’s guess.

This isn’t Kanye’s first controversial association with religion (nor will it likely be his last). His monumental debut album The College Dropout featured the song “Jesus Walks,” which touched on the rapper’s battle to keep things successful while being sanctified.

His most recent studio album seemingly abandoned the fear of God, as it was named Yeezus. The album’s spectacle (“I’m a God”) eventually spawned a religion in his honor titled Yeezianity. No word if the cult followers has since backslid from their pulpit.

Check out the pics of the Kanye West Easter art in the gallery. They could have at least gave him a pair of Yeezy’s to rock, though. Right?

Photo: Nick Stern/

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  • Guest

    Kanye West is really confused. He claims to be a Christian, yet calls himself a god?? I hope people do not follow this “religion” that was created to praise him. What has he done for us?? Did he die on the cross for our sins? Kanye has let his love of fame and fortune overtake his love for God. You need to check your salvation buddy…

    • justme

      Extreme “Thirst” on a Whole “Nother Level 🙁

    • Ski Sker

      One could argue that you are confused, to make a judgment about Kanye based on the work of someone else who is not Kanye but is only depicting Kanye West. I understand that you allegation is that Ye calls himself a god, however that’s not what this story is about, it was only mentioned in the body of the article. Christianity is immoral by premise so it’s no big deal that people are making art that makes light of it.

    • summer

      He sold his soul llonngg time ago. He is Luciferian now..fact…just look at all of his new vids, clothing, symbols and he even says it in one of his demonic rants.

  • lolzy

    looks like a ragdoll with diapers on, if u ask me.
    anyone noticed the respectable questionmark lol

  • Wendy

    They say its an “unknown artis” bullshit! Kanye hired someone to do this. PERIOD!

    • Ski Sker


    • jay

      Lmao no