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Kanye West Sunday Service Attracts Huge Crowd In Cody

Kamila Kudelska

Roughly 3,800 people came to Kanye West's Sunday Service this past Sunday, September 22 in Cody at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West Powwow Garden. The rapper flew in a 80-person choral group for the hip hop-inspired gospel performance.

A choir master stood on a raised platform with the choir circling around him. After a few songs, he welcomed the crowd announcing that they are the Sunday Service Collective.

"So we are sharing the love of Christ through music, through song, and it is truly our joy to let the world know that God is alive," the choir master told the crowd.

Kanye West stayed off the center stage during the performance. The rapper has been holding weekly Sunday services since early this year. Usually the services are private or invite only, but this was free to the public and only advertised two days before the big day.

People drove to Cody from all over Wyoming, Montana and other surrounding states. Jason from Cody said the service was inspirational.

"I thought it was amazing watching all these people to come out to hear a little about what Jesus can do."

West recently purchased a ranch south of Cody and has been making appearances around town for the past couple of weeks.

Have a question about this story? Contact the reporter, Kamila Kudelska, at kkudelsk@uwyo.edu.

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