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In the midst of the holiest week of the year for Christians, an unknown Los Angeles street artist decided to celebrate in a fashion that may be deemed sacrilegious by some. A mural that depicts Kanye West as Jesus on the cross was spotted yesterday in L.A., just a day after Good Friday, the day Jesus was said to be crucified.
Bearing the words "The New Messiah?", the painting may reference any of the following highlights of West's career: his breakout single, "Jesus Walks," the 2006 Rolling Stone article titled "The Passion of Kanye West" that had him wearing a crown of thorns, or his most recent religious move, naming his last album Yeezus. It's unknown if the mural is a joke or someone's actual belief, but whatever the intention, it will most likely incite rage from devout Christians.