Fans of rapper and producer Kanye West recently developed a new religion called Yeezianity, which is based on his Yeezus character introduced on his sixth album.
This group of people created a movement and website inspired by West and believe he was sent by God to usher in a New Age of humanity.
"In a lot of ways, after I created it, I reflected on it and thought that this was just a rehashing of Christianity, but just throwing Yeezus instead of Jesus," said the anonymous founder of the religion in an interview with noisey.vice.com. "And you know what? That's why I felt Kanye did it. He just put that name there. Jesus has all this baggage and all these connotations, and Yeezus is this new thing- and that's why I say in the 'Our Savior' part of the site, 'We don't speak of his public persona,' Because Yeezus is when Kanye elevates to that God-level, which I feel we all have the potential to do."
The creator also highlighted the 5 Pillars of Yeezianity which consist of the following: "1. All things created must be for the good of all; 2. No human being's right to express themselves must ever be repressed; 3. Money is unnecessary except as a means of exchange; 4. Man possesses the power to create everything he wants and needs; 5. All human suffering exists to stimulate the creative powers of Man."
The founder clearly holds the rapper in very high regard.
"He is the most honest person in our culture," he said. "He has the highest moral standards and highest integrity. He is the most creative person. And as it's typical with creative people, he gets a lot of flack from the lower minded masses. It's not even that they don't like him, it's that they don't know what he's doing because the press gives it this negative spin all the time."