Kanye West Pulls The Plug On His Sunday Service Performance
But at the Lakewood megachurch, the show must go on.
Easter Sunday was scheduled to be a big affair for the devout Kanye West: with Coachella and all other public gathering being canceled or deferred until later this year, the rapper has scheduled to take part in the Televangelist’s Houston-based Lakewood megachurch’s virtual Easter service under the title “Hope Is Alive.” West was to perform from Los Angeles with his Sunday service but ended up pulling out of the performance at the very last minute due to safety concerns.
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We’re excited about our Easter ONLINE services this weekend. Join me, @VictoriaOsteen, and the Lakewood Team for an online Easter celebration! It’s going to be an inspirational, faith-filled time. We look forward to seeing you this weekend online as we celebrate the risen Savior. Saturday 7pm Sunday 8:30am, 11am, and 7pm Live.JoelOsteen.com #HopeIsAlive #EasterAtLakewood
Though Kanye and his crew of nearly 100 members were planning to wear masks and maintain social distancing for the performance, the musician still decided it wasn’t safe enough for everyone involved. However, the virtual Easter Sunday Service hosted by Joel Osteen still took place on schedule (Sunday, April 12 at 8:30 p.m. CDT), broadcast on the church’s website and social media channels and featuring celebrity guests Mariah Carey and Tyler Perry.
Watch the videotaped version of the virtual Easter service with the Lakewood Worship team below: