Kanye West, with a reported net worth $240 million, has been making headlines lately for his Sunday Service, an invitation-only event that started earlier this year in which the rapper-turned-preacher performs with live musical accompaniment.
Apparently, there are big profits in his piety.
‘Last year, I made $115 million and still ended up $35 million in debt. This year, I looked up and I just got $68 million returned to me on my tax returns.’
That’s West giving a glimpse into his tangled finances to CBS host James Corden during an “Airpool Karaoke” segment.
Backed by a plane full of choir singers, West gave thanks to a higher power for his sudden windfall this year.
“People say, ‘Oh don’t talk about these numbers,’” he said. “No, people need to hear that someone that had been put into debt by the system talk about these kind of numbers now that they’re in service to Christ.”
Corden then asked if his spiritual awakening is part of his success.
“Absolutely. [God’s] showing off. He’s just showing out,” West said. “Yeezy worth $3 billion… Kanye West works for God.”
Here’s the full segment:
And here’s a look at one of West’s services: