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Nicki Minaj says Kanye West is a 'born-again Christian'

by Cara Bentley

Kanye West has been running weekly meetings that are similar to services, although most of the focus is on the music and community.

He has invited David Letterman, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, among other celebrities. 

Him and his wife Kim Kardashian have also invited Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr, from Miami Vous church who conducted their wedding ceremony, to preach. 

On the Apple Music podcast 'Queen Radio', the rapper Nicki Minaj and friend of the couple spoke about faith in the music industry, saying: "Sometimes in the music business, we think that other artists don't believe in God or aren't spiritual as we are and stuff like that. So we automatically go to the normal, 'Oh, what up?' Then when you find people, because I was just with Kanye, and he told me he's a born-again Christian now," she said.

Minaj, whose mother is a gospel singer, said Kanye found God after being hospitalised and diagnosed with bipolar disease in 2016.

"Like, my first instinct was, 'I'm so proud of you,' because I could see there's a peace that he has now that just surpasses everything," she said in an episode of the podcast that was released on 26th July. 

"And that's what I find God gives you, and I love when I see men that are man enough to embrace God."

Minaj was speaking to Chance the Rapper, who refers to Jesus in many of his songs and who took a break from his music last year to read his Bible, writing on instagram at the time: "I'm going away to learn the Word of God which I am admittedly very unfamiliar with," he continued: "I've been brought up by my family to know Christ but I haven't taken it upon myself to really just take a couple days and read my bible."

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