Kanye West gave James Corden of The Late Late Show an exceptional SundayService experience onboard a 737 Jet for the taping of his regular Carpool Karaoke.
The SHow which would normally feature James in an SUV with his guest was taken to the air on a 737 jet with the Sunday Service choir serving up some great singing.
The 42-year-old just dropped his new gospel album Jesus Is King and has been on a media tour promoting the album. The storyline is that James’ flight to LA was cancelled so he called up Kanye and got a lift on his crowded flight. After he was seated, it turned out all of the passengers were members of a gospel choir who did a lot of inspirational singing to get things started.
Then the plane took off, making for the first-ever Airpool Karaoke. Kanye explained that he got the idea for his Sunday Services three years ago when he was hospitalized. He said he wrote down, “Start a church in Calabasas” and that God has taken him to “new levels” where he’s never been before. Kanye said that he felt God needed him to suffer more and have people see his suffering, stigmas and “human experiences” so that “now when I talk about how Jesus saved me, more people can relate to that experience.” He said that going through his “mental breakdown” and “debt” that made things more compelling.
Kanye even made reference to the infamous 2009 VMAs when he stormed onstage and tried to give Taylor Swift‘s Moonman trophy to Beyonce. “A lot of people were praying for me. When I was all the way gone at the MTV awards holding a Hennessey bottle and running on stage. When I was doing creative direction for certain awards shows, there were people in my family praying for me but they couldn’t call me and scream at me, I’m a grown man…it was God who came and put this thing in my heart and said are you ready to be in service?” He added “I have no regret and no shame” about anything that got him to this point in his life.
Then Kanye and his gospel choir did an updated version of “Jesus Walks” mixing in new lyrics here and there about how Christ has changed him before landing at LAX. Yep, that was the one and only song for his Airpool Karaoke.
Partly culled from hollywoodlife.com