AceShowbiz - Kanye West is showing his love for his pops in a music video for his first religious single "Follow God". Bundled up in matching jumpsuits and hoodies to fend off the cold, the hip hop star and his father Ray West spend some quality time at his ranch. The lyricist takes his dad on an ATV ride at his expansive properties in Wyoming.
"My dad came to visit me at one of our ranches in Cody, Wyoming," Kanye wrote in a heartwarming note. "He talked about his love for fishing, and how he would come here in the summers. It took me 42 years to realize that my dad was my best friend. He asked me, 'how many acres is this?' I told him 4000. He replied with these three words: 'A black man?' "
The video opens with the voice of Pastor Dr. Kerwin B. Lee: "What does it really mean to follow God? Like as I stand here today, I'm reminded of the first time my children ever got an opportunity to be in snow. And when we walked outside in the snow, they were very fearful in terms of the steps that they would take and what I did was, I walked in front of them and I took steps and I said to them, instead of creating your own footprints, walk in the footprints that I've already made."
"Follow God" is taken from Kanye's first Gospel album "Jesus Is King". The old Kanye who loved to curse and talked about drugs and sex was nowehere to be seen in his new studio offering which received mixed reviews. He still made subtle diss like taking a jab at "Dancing with the Stars" but it's quite tame compared to his past lyrical roasting.
In the future, he won't perform his wild songs like it used to be now that he tries to get closer to God. The rapper said he would change his lyrics to be God-inspired.
"Now that I'm in service to Christ, my job is to spread the gospel, to let people know what Jesus has done for me," he explained. "I've spread a lot of things. There was a time I was letting you know what high fashion had done for me, I was letting you know what the Hennessy had done for me, but now I'm letting you know what Jesus has done for me."