Kanye West is thanking God for the release of his controversial "Famous" music video, but is the rapper who is a self-professed Christian crossing the line by claiming that God helped him create his latest album?
"The ongoing argument musically and lyrically (for Christians) is, 'what is considered ungodly or unrighteous as it pertains to music, videos and other content platforms," David L. Moody, Ph.D, the author of Political Melodies in the Pews?: The Voice of the Black Christian Rapper in the Twenty-first-Century Church told The Christian Post. "I really don't think Kanye had any intentions of spreading the Gospel message of Jesus Christ when he produced 'Famous.'"
In West's music video, life-like wax figures bearing an uncanny likeness to some of the most recognized faces in popular culture are laying naked with one another in a huge bed. His wife, Kim Kardashian, her singer ex-boyfriend Ray-J, former President George Bush, presidential hopeful Donald Trump, singer Taylor Swift, West's ex-girlfriend Amber Rose and disgraced comedian Bill Cosby all have wax figures sprawled across the sheets in the visuals for "Famous." more >>
Before Fred Hammond embarks on the third installment of his Festival Of Praise tour, he is giving some aspiring singers the opportunity to join him.
Hammond, the veteran gospel music singer, took to Twitter to announce that he was giving people the opportunity to virtually audition to become background singers on his tour.
"Ok Ok Newsflash: my background singers for the #fop #tour are almost complete. But we're about to open up auditions for 2 Sopranos," Hammond wrote. "The Auditions are coming up soon. No need to pack your bags we will give you information on how to send us your audition." more >>
Two years after being arrested for a domestic violence act against his estranged wife, gospel singer James Fortune is revealing why it has taken him so long to speak in detail about his transgressions.
The 37-year-old Grammy nominated gospel singer appeared on CBN Tuesday where he answered many of the questions raised by reports that surfaced about his domestic dispute in 2014. Now, he is revealing why it has taken him some time to get to this place of transparency.
"Had I talked too soon I would have been making a lot of excuses and blaming everyone but the one responsible, ME," Fortune wrote on Instagram. "I hope my transparency will help free someone else." more >>
The new studio album from world-renowned modern hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty, Facing a Task Unfinished, debuted at No.4 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart and at No.4 on the Billboard Top Christian/Gospel chart. This marks the Gettys' highest-ever debut on the Billboard chart.
In addition, Facing a Task Unfinished, which went on sale June 17, debuted at No. 1 on the Christian Retail Praise/Worship chart and No.1 on the UK's Official Chart Top 20 Christian & Gospel Albums.
The Irish couple has impacted the world with their powerful hymns and worship songs, and now for their first album since 2012, they teamed up with internationally renowned music artists Chris Tomlin, Fernando Ortega, John Patitucci, and popular South African male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. more >>
Star Genleah Swain, an assistant principal at Jefferson County Middle/High School in Florida, is now the toast of the internet after an impromptu video of her delivering a powerful and captivating performance of the National Anthem at the Lincoln Memorial while on vacation went viral.
The video, recorded June 16, has been viewed more than 7 million times on Facebook after R&B singer Nay Michelle shared it on her page on June 24.
Swain, 34, told the Tallahassee Democrat that she and her family were in Washington, D.C. on vacation two weeks ago with Marcus Henderson, minister of music at her church, and his family, along with Godby High Assistant Principal Benny Bolden and his family when the recording was done. more >>
Tyrese Gibson and his ex-wife, Norma Mitchell, have had a messy past, but the entertainer says God and the power of prayer has restored their relationship.
Gibson, who is best known for his racy R&B music and his role in the "Fast and Furious," has become a motivational speaker of sorts through his social media videos. In an Instagram post on Monday, Gibson revealed that he and the mother of his child have made up after years of being at odds with eachother.