Kanye West has a religion based on him? It’s a real thing, and it’s called Yeezianity — the first (and hopefully only) Kanye West based religion, named after his hit album Yeezus. The religion’s website explains:“We are an anonymous group who believes that the one who calls himself Yeezus is a divine being who has been sent by God to usher in a New Age of humanity.”
The founder gave an in-depth interview with Noisey this week, and if was enlightening to say the least. “In a lot of ways, after I created it, I reflected on it and thought that this was just a rehashing of Christianity, but just throwing Yeezus instead of Jesus. And you know what? That's why I felt Kanye did it. He just put the name there,” the founder, who chose to remain anonymous, told Noisey.
“Jesus has all this baggage and all these connotations, and Yeezus is this new thing—and that's why I say in the ‘Our Savior’ part of the site, ‘We don't speak of his public persona.’ Because Yeezus is when Kanye elevates to that God-level, which I feel like we all have the potential to do. That's why if it takes off, in the future, people would forget Kanye and his antics, and instead focus on what the message is,” he explains.
Their five pillars are as follows, outlined on their website:
1. All things created must be for the good of all
2. No human being’s right to express themselves must ever be repressed
3. Money is unnecessary except as a means of exchange
4. Man possesses the power to create everything he wants and needs
5. All human suffering exists to stimulate the creative powers of Man
But they don’t necessarily think of the rapper as their one and only lord. “He's a god. You're a god,” the founder explains to Noisey. “Why Yeezus is the figure is because Kanye is the one who believes that the hardest, so that's why he's the model for behavior.”
Huffington Post notes that Kanye West has probably not been made aware of this new religion. It seems like Yeezianity is right up his alley, though!