Donda West, mother of Kanye, is very proud of her son. Very, very proud indeed:
I do know that yes, I do think that Kanye is a voice that can definitely be used and should be used not only in hip-hop but across the arts, period. I think he is broader than a genre. … I think he has a calling to reach a number of people. Kanye keeps it real. He touches the people. You never know how words can save a person's life, physically or otherwise. People like Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi or, in my view, Barack Obama, or Jesus Christ — people whose job it is to tell the truth — I see that in Kanye. Now, people like you are gonna go, 'Oh, Kanye's mom said he's like Jesus!' but … when you have a gift, you didn't get it by yourself. … Your truth is your truth.
We love the way that, in a bid to try and take the sting out of suggesting that West was like Jesus, she just subtly hinted that God had singled him out to be special.
It's true, though. Jesus was an absolute nightmare that time he missed out on an MTV award.