CONFIRMED: Kanye West will appear at Lakewood Church this Sunday

HOUSTON – A date has been set for Kanye West to appear at Lakewood Church.

In late October, Joel Osteen confirmed to KPRC2 that he was expecting the rapper to visit Lakewood Church in the next few weeks.

According to TMZ, Kanye West will take the stage with Osteen for a 20- to 30-minute interview during the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, Nov,17. 

"Can't wait to see the gospel choir and their singing ability and all the instruments he might bring," said fan Kem.

The visit comes just weeks after Kanye released his newest album "Jesus is King." Fans say it's a gospel album and unlike anything the rapper has ever done.

"I think it’s about 30 minutes long, no cursing on it. It's very different direction for him musically; I think it's amazing,” said fan Nicolai McCrary 

Osteen believes West's life is rooted in faith and love, and he is proud that the rapper has overcome the sometimes difficult obstacles of the entertainment industry, and has come out a born-again Christian, according to TMZ.

The celebrity news site reports that Osteen wants the 45,000 attendees of Lakewood and its TV audience of 10 million "to hear how Kanye West has overcome significant adversity," according to TMZ. 

“I think anybody’s life change is something to be celebrated,” said Keri Smith, who is looking forward to Kanye’s visit.

Kanye is not expected to perform at the service, but TMZ reports that the artist hasn't appeared anywhere on a Sunday without his choir. 

For those unable to attend the service in Houston, it will be broadcast on SiriusXM.

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