Kanye West brought his weekly Sunday Service to Jamaica.
Although it was Friday, the 42-year-old rapper continued his devotional performance with the help of a choir of at least 120 at Emancipation Park in New Kingston.
Kanye West reportedly opened the Sunday Service with the gospel song “Prince of Peace,” and later performed Damian Marley’s “Welcome to Jamrock” before closing with “Jesus Walks.”
Watch footage from Kanye’s Sunday Service, courtesy of The Truth Network.
The free concert started at 7:00 p.m. with persons turning out in their numbers as early at 4:00pm.
Among the local celebrities who attended the show were Dancehall star Spice, industry legend Tommy Cowan, Carlene Davis, Chevaughn, and Alaine. Olivia Grange, who is Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, was also present at the event.
In an interview with the Jamaica Observer, producer of the event, Jonathan Coleman, explained Kanye West’s decision to perform in Jamaica.
“Kanye is going around the world and one of his workers is from Jamaica and she told him that Jamaicans would like something like this. We were given the red carpet by the minister of entertainment and culture and she moved Heaven and Earth to make this happen,” said Coleman.
The Jamaica visit marks the first time West has taken Sunday Service abroad. Previous services have been held in Los Angeles, Wyoming, Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C.
In addition to Jamaica, Kayne West reportedly plans to bring Sunday Services to other international like including Africa, Europe and Asia.