Kanye West takes his Sunday Service on the road with a performance inside an actual house of worship in North Hollywood
His quasi-religious Sunday Service performances have become a regular fixture of his Calabasas, California community.
Now Kanye West has taken the show on the road with a performance inside an actual church.
Unlike previous shows which were closed to the public, the 42-year-old rapper and producer played his music for a group of parishioners in Los Angeles' North Hollywood neighborhood.
New digs: Kanye West took his Sunday Service on the road with a performance at a church service in LA's North Hollywood neighborhood
Kanye's show was held in an auditorium at a middle school in the San Fernando Valley where the California Worship Center regularly meets.
The Monster rapper was dressed in a plain white sweatshirt with a pair of beige trousers and matching beige shoes.
Despite the indoor nature of the performance, he kept his dark shades on.
He was joined on stage by a band that appeared to be somewhat smaller than at past Sunday Services, with a choir seated stage left in casual clothing.
Low key: The Monster rapper was dressed in a plain white sweatshirt with a pair of beige trousers and matching beige shoes as he performed in a middle school auditorium frequented by a local church
Low key: He arrived around 11 a.m. and the group played until 2 p.m., with Kanye in the back at the keyboard
Kanye arrived around 11 a.m., and his group played for nearly three straight hours until 2 p.m.
As he usually does, Kanye was content to not be the focus of attention at his Sunday performance, instead staying seated at the keyboard behind the chorus leader.
The performances are often attended by his wife Kim Kardashian, 38, and their children North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm West, but it wasn't clear if any of the Kardashian–Jenner clan made the trek to North Hollywood.
However, Rob Kardashian's ex Blac Chyna was seen by attendees, as were Gwen Stefani and singer Tori Kelly.
Even celebrity manager Scooter Braun made an appearance
Kanye wasn't present for part of the performance, though it didn't seem to be an obstacle to the group getting the worshipers to their feet.
Videos taken by attendees showed the auditorium absolutely packed all the way to the back of the room.
Autopilot: Kanye was absent for part of the performance, but the band played on
Standing room only: Videos taken by attendees showed the auditorium absolutely packed all the way to the back of the room
Famous friends: It's not clear if Kim Kardashian, 38, or his other family came, but Gwen Stefan, Tori Kelly, Blac Chyna and Scooter Braun were all seen by attendees
The event also marked what might be Kanye's most intimate public performance in years.
His regular Sunday Service shows are primarily attended by invited friends and family, but the Jesus Walks rapper saves his public shows for only the largest stadiums and arenas.
The performance also featured a marching band drum line that performed outside the middle school while Kanye watched.
Those in attendance reported that his group performed some not-so-religious tracks like Jay-Z's Lift Off and Snoop Dogg's Drop It Like It's Hot, as well as Fred Hammond's This Is The Day and Tye Tribbett's Lift Him Up.
It's not clear how many of Kanye's own songs made it to the stage.
Bonus: Kanye also had a full marching band drum line performing outside the school
In an interview with Elle, Kim opened up about Kanye's motivation for putting on the small-scale shows.
'It’s honestly more like a healing experience for my husband.
'It’s just music; there’s no sermon. It’s definitely something he believes in — Jesus — and there’s a Christian vibe. But there’s no preaching. It’s just a very spiritual Christian experience.'
Kanye has reportedly been considering starting his own congregation, though it's not known if he'd seek to put on more overtly religious services if he made the jump.
Taking a leap: The Jesus walks rapper has reportedly been mulling starting his own congregation, though it's unclear if it would be more religious than his musical performances