Kirk Franklin Prays Over Little Brother Kanye West On SNL

Cultural icon, Kanye West, has been the hottest topic of conversation in A LOT of music and creative communities. His new album, ‘TLOP (The Life Of Pablo),’ just dropped. He has Christian hip-hop talking. Kanye called ‘TLOP’ a “Gospel” album, though there are various opinions on that claim. Ye uses profanity and paints ungodly images at different points in the project [We don’t recommend you listen to it if you’re looking for Christian music].

Profanity aside, it seems Kanye’s worldview has shifted or is shifting. West even said that the ‘The Life Of Pablo’ means ‘The Life Of Paul.’ The Apostle Paul. Crazy right? Shout-out to for calling it. The Chicago, Illinois-based emcee continues to express his beliefs in front of millions.

Many are wondering where he is at spiritually. Should they? Did the latest episode of Saturday Night Live give us another clue?

Today (February 14), on the most recent SNL, something super dope happened. Kanye West performed his Gospel song titled “Ultralight Beam,” which features Kirk Franklin, The Dream, Kelly Price, and Chance The Rapper [Who recently proclaimed faith in Jesus Christ].

Towards the end of the performance, Kirk Franklin prayed over The College Dropout-crafter and called him his little brother.

Father, this prayer is for everyone that feels they’re not good enough. This prayer’s for everybody that feels like they’re too messed up. For everyone that feels they’ve said “I’m sorry” too many times. You can never go too far when you can’t come back home again. – Kirk Franklin according to Genius.

The performance is below:

Franklin, who is a consistent supporter of Christian hip-hop, said the following after SNL.

Kanye is not me. I am not him. He is my brother I am proud to do life with. No sprints, but Marathons; like most of us…

Posted by Kirk Franklin on Saturday, February 13, 2016

What are your thoughts on all this? It appears that Kanye is adding more Christian influences to his life. Join us in praying that God works on him in a major way!

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  • This is deep, when I first saw the pic of Kirk Frank in the studio with Kanye & a few others, I was a bit surprised. Looking at Kanye’s post & KF’s post on social media, I’m now able to put things in better perspective. It seems to me that Kanye is in a spiritual battle & he’s crying out for help, I mean why else would he want KF to feature in this song praying for him, “IN PUBLIC”. WOW, it also makes me think about Whitney Houston reaching out to Gospel Artist Kim Burrell. The secular music industry is no joke folks, we definitely need to pray for Kanye & KF. May YESHUA (JESUS) be glorified, please save Kanye Father God through your son YESHUA. Amen!

  • rchelle_7

    When we should be praying for one another, and building one another up, as Paul taught, we are instead being “holier than thou”, with bigger beams in our eyes than we care to look at. When we are accusing, we are not representing our Savior, who is gentle, kind and LONG-SUFFERING. The enemy is who we look like, because he is the great accuser.
    Do we really forget how long it has taken us to get where we are in our walk? All of the wrong detours and pitfalls? How we still fall at times, in the ways we may think are small,so they don’t count? But they do. None of us are perfect and never will be, until our King returns. Until then, love like Jesus. Forgive like Him, care like Him…remember when He prayed for us when He was here on earth? He still, pray like Him….and judge like He commanded…with righteous judgment. We are the Body of Christ….we are to LIVE moment by moment ABIDING IN HIM. Get in the Word and stay in the Word, that it may encourage us, teach us, humble us and grow us.
    #ItSNoTAboUtMeLORD #ItsAboUtTHEE