HOUSTON – Rapper Kanye West performed at Harris County Jail Friday after he arrived in Houston for a weekend service at Lakewood Church.
In a video from the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the rapper can be seen performing on an elevated platform. He is surrounded by dancers in navy blue sweats.
"It was kind of a last minute request. It came from his team," said Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. "They wanted to stop by to do an impromptu performance."
Gonzalez tweeted a picture with West Friday evening.
"@kanyewest visited us today. I know he has a busy weekend in H-Town surrounding his visit to @lakewoodchurch, so appreciate him and his choir spending time with us. #HouNews," Gonzalez wrote in the post.
@kanyewest visited us today. I know he has a busy weekend in H-Town surrounding his visit to @lakewoodchurch, so appreciate him and his choir spending time with us. #HouNews pic.twitter.com/3e5s92WYY1— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) November 15, 2019
Gonzalez also said in another tweet that West said, "This is a mission, not a show," during his visit to the jail.
Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Jason Spencer also shared a photo of the rapper in an elevator. West is seen smiling in the background of the photo.
"It really was like a worship service," Gonzalez said."Really uplifting not only for the inmates that are here but you could see some down on there knees for prayer to even some of our team were brought to tears. It was a very powerful moment."
Spencer also tweeted photos of inmates as they experienced the concert.
West was invited by Lakewood megachurch pastor Joel Osteen to attend a Sunday service. He is expected to be at the church this weekend.