A Kanye West ‘Jesus’ Statue Has Emerged In West Hollywood

Kanye West likes to make a statement, and now a bizarre gold statue of the famous rapper has emerged in West Hollywood proving he really has made his mark on the city.

The life size artwork corresponds Jesus’ crucifixion, with Los Angeles street artist ‘Plastic Jesus’ being the man behind the standout work.

The statue sees Kanye’s arms outstretched with nails being pierced through his hands and thorns upon his head, ironically wearing Yeezy Boost 350 trainers.

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The piece is entitled ‘False Idol’ and is situated in the Hollywood Boulevard corner.

But the artist admits it isn’t a shrine to Kanye West yet rather a comment on his outrageous level of fame and how the public and press appear to worship him.

He’s a genius at writing and producing but he’s not a God, and that’s where we put him. Until there’s an issue in his life or a hiccup in his career, then we crucify him.

He continued,

By all means, treat and respect these people as artists, but don’t make them into gods – because we crucify our gods.

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The 39-year old rap star is no stranger to being associated to Jesus; he posed for a Rolling Stone cover with a crown of thorns on his head, and when visiting Brazil he posed in the crucifixion position under the Christ the Redeemer statue.

Plastic Jesus is known for his controversial and outspoken art work. In 2015, he commissioned a sculpture of an Oscar statue snorting cocaine.

The latest sculpture of Kanye is set to appear in the artist’s exhibition ‘Anaesthesia: The Art of Oblivion’ this week.

West himself is yet to comment on the giant golden statue.

It has emerged however that the ‘Fade’ singer is set to bring out a cosmetic range called ‘DONDA’, named after his late mother. The line will consist of perfumes, lotions and other cosmetics.