Gospel artist Kirk Franklin’s name was trending on Twitter after rapper 2 Chainz posted a photo of the artist with Kanye in the studio.
Kanye and Kirk (“Losing My Religion”) are working on an album together? — That’s the question some folks were asking as a photo of Franklin, West and a few other artists was trending on Twitter Friday.
The photo, seen above, was posted by rapper 2 Chainz on his Instagram account Friday night.
Seen in the photo are “Kanye, Mike Dean, A$AP Mob’s A$AP Bari, and…Kirk Franklin,” according to Hot 97 DJ Miss Info.
2 Chainz didn’t include any info when he posted the photo.
Also, a short video of 2 Chainz, West and Franklin (chilling in the cut, it seems) in the studio was published to Twitter.
— TeamKanyeDaily (@TeamKanyeDaily) January 30, 2016
Kirk Franklin lookin like “I just came here to prophecy to the young brotha, I ain’t ask for this” pic.twitter.com/jSCCeCMNZ9
— Stephen Dacres (@SRDtv) January 30, 2016
Yeezy also tweeted this (below) about his new album, currently titled “Swish” (previously “Waves”)… or it could be the other way around, according to The Guardian which reported Friday morning that the album was titled “Waves, formerly Swish, formerly So Help Me God.”
This album is actually a Gospel album
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 27, 2016
It’s kind of hard to guess Franklin’s mood from the photo and video clip, but when he appeared on Sway’s radio show a couple of years ago, the award-winning gospel artist said he and West were friends.
Franklin joked that he was mad at (envious of) West for making “Jesus Walks,” and was asked to comment on his “Yeezus” album.
Sway specifically asked Franklin if he thought “Yeezus” was a “blasphemous” title for the album.
“Well, what I would say to him or to anyone is that my relationship with people gives me the opportunity to share with them, and I don’t always consider it wise [to comment publicly]” Franklin said, basically going on to not say anything specific about West’s album title.
“I think that the microphone is a very powerful tool and you can use it to build people up, or you can use it to kill people,” Franklin partly explained.
In any case, West, as usual, is convinced that “Swish/Waves/So Help Me God” will be “the best album of all time.”
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Imagine turning on Waves and hearing Kirk Franklin say “For those of you who think that gospel music has gone too far…” ???
— Larry Legend (@larryislegend) January 30, 2016
SOURCE: Faithfully Magazine