Now that we’ve reached the end of Coachella 2019, it seems the biggest hype surrounding the much-hyped music festival was for Kanye West’s Sunday Service. Though his Sunday Service has been going on weekly for months now, Kanye’s Coachella performance was the first real look inside for most fans – and it did NOT disappoint. From The New York Times headline declaring it “the Gospel According to Kanye West,” to Pitchfork calling it “a sacrilegious mess,” it’s all anyone can talk about. Frequent collaborators Kid Cudi, Ty Dolla Sign and Chance the Rapper made appearances, while Kanye rarely vocalized. “Sunday Service didn’t showcase a West the public is used to,” Gerrick D. Kennedy wrote for the Los Angeles Times (HERE). “He barely rapped, or performed any of his music himself, even when debuting a new song titled ‘Water.’ He largely ceded the spotlight to the choir and band as he pounded on his drum machine or got lost in the music.” Kanye’s 50,000 fans included the Kardashian clan (of course), Justin Bieber, Willow and Jaden Smith, and Blackpink, among others.
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COACHELLA 2019. Sunday Service was so special to experience here at Coachella especially for my first time here! Kanye started Sunday Service for healing for himself and his close and family and friends. He had this vision of starting a church for few years and it was magical seeing everyone else get to experience it. I’m so proud of you babe for doing exactly whats in your heart. The choir and band work so hard and have so much fun! It’s so inspiring to watch. Thank you to everyone who woke up early to spend Easter Sunday with us. It’s a memory we will cherish forever. ✨ 📷 @JimJoe @LiamMacRae