Kanye West has finally teamed up with James Corden for his long-running Carpool Karaoke series – but with one significant difference. Days after the star dropped Jesus Is King, Corden headed into the air with the rap icon for ‘Airpool Karaoke’, which saw the pair performing West’s hits on-board a flight to Los Angeles, flanked by his entire Sunday Service choir. You can watch the footage below.
However, despite the jubilant vibe, ‘Airpool Karaoke’ took a more serious turn when Kanye discussed how his mental breakdown in 2016 prompted his decision to become increasingly spiritual.
“When I went to the hospital a few years ago, I wrote ‘start a church in Calabasas’,” West explained.
“It was something I had a feeling I needed to do that God put on my heart. Now, he keeps on taking me to new levels and taking us to new levels that we didn’t imagine before.
“God’s always had a plan for me and he wanted to use me, but I think he wanted me to suffer more and people to see my suffering and see my pain and put stigmas on me and have me go through all the human experiences.”
“So now, when I talk about how Jesus saved me, more people can relate to that experience. If it was just, ‘we grew up with this guy and he’s a superstar’, it’s less compelling than this guy who had a mental breakdown and this guy who was in debt.”
After this discussion, the choir then launched straight into the star’s 2004 hit ‘Jesus Walks’ – with the rapper delivering the verses from the comfort of his airline seat.
Later on in ‘Airpool Karaoke’, Kanye also discusses the reality of family life with wife Kim Kardashian and their four children – North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm.
“I don’t like going out at night time. I like being at home with my family as much as possible”, he said. “We’ll eat dinner and we’ll play with the kids and then put the kids to bed and then we go to bed. Then my wife watches Dateline. I read the bible.”
Jesus Is King is out now and can be bought here.