Kanye West Curses In Front of Fake Jesus at Yeezus Tour Opener

10/22/2013
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(Radio.com) Kanye West kicked off his Yeezus tour Sunday night in Seattle last night and along with a huge setlist of hits new and old, Kanye is recasting all kinds of religious and historical iconography into his own light.

To start, his tour merch includes shirts with the grim reaper/skeleton holding a scythe draped in a tattered Confederate Flag, often viewed as a symbol of racism. According to Complex, (via the Instagram of Kanye's creative director Virgil Abloh) Kanye's shirts also include a skeleton praying above a Yeezus logo done up like the classic Metallica logo.

Kanye also brought up a Jesus look-a-lke on stage. After performing under a black jewel-encrusted mask for most of the show, Jonathan Zwickel of Stereogum said of the moment, "After 90-some minutes of anonymity, Kanye stripped off the mask and came face-to-face with the object of his quest: 'White Jesus!' he said to the robed, White Jesus-looking dude who strode beatifically onto the stage. 'Holy s***! I've been looking for you my whole life! And f***, I just said 's***' in front of Jesus!" Watch the introduction to Kanye's Yeezus tour and see photos here.

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