Rapper-turned-gospel artist Kanye West is scheduled to take the stage at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church this Sunday, speaking and performing at the Texas megachurch known for its self-help motivational messages. West and Osteen are friends, and West had been “wanting to come out for some time.”
The Houston Chronicle reports that West will speak about his faith with Osteen for 15-20 minutes during the 11 a.m. service and will return to perform with his choir during the 7 p.m. service.
“Kanye and Joel are friends. He’s been wanting to come out for some time and it just worked out for this weekend,” Donald Iloff, a spokesman for the 45,000 member megachurch and brother to Victoria Osteen, told the outlet.