What You Need to Know: Kanye West

Kanye West gets emotional at Easter Sunday Service at Coachella

As his wife, Kim Kardashian, and their three children -- North, Saint and Chicago -- watched, the rapper debuted a new song called “Water,” and was backed by guests Chance the Rapper, Teyana Taylor and DMX, Billboard reported.

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Entertainment Tonight reported West was backed by a full band and choir wearing baggie shirts and pants. He didn’t perform until close to the end of the show, according to Variety.

 TMZ reported that at various points he played piano and directed the choir, on top of performing for tens of thousands in attendance, which included family members Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, her boyfriend, rapper Travis Scott, and actress and family friend La La Anthony.

Kanye West performs Sunday Service during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 21, 2019 in Indio, California.
Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella

Among the songs performed at least in part by the choir were “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1,” “Power,” “Fade” and “All Falls Down.” 

Fans who couldn’t attend were able to watch the service live on YouTube, although closeups of performers were captured though a smaller, telescope-like lens.

In the last hour of the service, TMZ reported an emotional DMX led a prayer and sermon.

West performed his 2004 single “Jesus Walks” and was moved to tears during the performance, and video on social media shows DMX and fellow rapper Kid Cudi laying their hands on West’s shoulders.

The service ended with West performing “Ultralight Beam” with Chance the Rapper.

Fans at the service and watching online can also buy “Church Clothes” in the form of merch, which includes T-shirts, socks, crewnecks and sweatpants.

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