Attendees of this year's Homecoming celebrations at D.C.'s Howard University ended up with a surprise Saturday edition of Kanye West's Sunday Service. With an album that still has no release date, West has been playing Where's Waldo with his services, popping up in brand new cities each weekend with little more than a last-minute announcement.
Complete with choir singers, drummers, and a brass band as per usual, the rapper's performance took over the Howard quad earlier today. As expected, West will also bring his Kanye West Experience listening session and screening to George Washington University inside Lisner Auditorium.
As one might imagine, West choosing to perform at a historically Black institution drew at least some ire, considering comments he's made in the past, and even more recently, in support of President Donald Trump and having referred to slavery "a choice."
Associate professor at Howard’s Department of Afro-American Studies Greg Carr tweeted that West should be sent to the campus' Founder's Library for some required reading. "I have some books for him," he tweeted. Another faculty member, Political Science Professor Keneshia Grant, expressed that the idea of the service made her "uncomfortable."
See clips of his performance below.