A life-sized, golden statue depicting American rapper Kanye West being crucified was briefly erected in Los Angeles.
Artist Plastic Jesus placed the golden statue, titled “False Idol,” on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue for a short while on Wednesday.
The statue featured West wearing a cloth, a crown of thorns, Jesus necklace, and Yeezy sneakers with his arms extended, mimicking the image of Jesus on the cross.
Plastic Jesus, who described himself as an “admirer” of West both musically and creatively, said the piece represented the way media and the general public treat celebrities.
“He’s a genius at writing and producing but he’s not a God, and that’s where we put him. Until there’s an issue in his life or a hiccup in his career, then we crucify him,” he told the Hollywood Reporter. “We’ve seen it before with people like Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan. The same people who put him into a God-like place are the same yapping at his heels for a piece of flesh when something happens.”
Plastic Jesus added that the statue was a collaboration with Las Vegas-based artist Ginger, who is credited with the creation of the naked Donald Trump statues that appeared in several major United States cities.
“I approached him and he made the head for [Kanye],” he said.
The statue was eventually removed from the street corner and will be placed in Gibson Brands for Plastic Jesus’ Feb. 25 art show “Anesthesia: The Art of Oblivion.”
Actor Junior Pope Odonwodo And Wife Welcome Third Child
Nollywood actor, Junior Pope Odonwodo and his wife, Jennifer have welcomed their child, a baby boy together.
The actor announced the arrival of his third child via his Instagram page on Tuesday and he described it as a ‘perfect time.’
Odonwodo also revealed his baby’s name is Jamon Adimchinobi Odonwodo.
Sharing a photo of his newborn son, he wrote;
“Unto Us A Child Is Born……….Swagnation God Has Done It Again For My Family……..Welcome to earth son, Jamon Adimchinobi Odonwodo …..
What a time to join us ,A perfect time when the earth needs cleansing ,just when the nation needs a rebirth. You are going to be great and do great things , I love you son and thank you for choosing my family……God is the greatest”
See his post below:
“Mixed Feelings”, Says Rapper Falz As He Celebrates 30th Birthday
Popular Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana, alias Falz, posted a photo of himself via Instagram on Tuesday as he finally turned 30-years-old.
Taking to the photo-sharing app, the #EndSARS activist revealed that he has ‘mixed feelings’ as he celebrates his birthday a week after the Lekki Toll Gate Shooting that claimed the lives of people and left many injured.
Falz captioned his photo with the words;
“Mixed feelings. It has been a week since we lost our brave soldiers at the toll gate.
I have also now officially been on this earth for 30 years.
I pray for a much better tomorrow. I pray for a Nigeria that I can truly be proud to call home”
See his post below:
‘We Will Win, Don’t Give Up’, Actress Stella Damasus Encourages Nigerians
Nigerian actress, Stella Damasus, has encouraged Nigerians in this period. The movie star is confident that Nigerians will overcome and win the current challenges facing the country.
According to the actress, God has already declared that the challenges shall be surmounted, so there is no reason to give up the fight.
Taking to her Twitter page, she writes:
“I encourage you all not to give up. Wetin we dey see so na wetin some of us expect. But na we go win. I am so confident. God don already declare since say na we go win. Dem go do their drama well well o but las las dem go commot 4 road. No give up abeg #EndBadGovernanceinNigeria”
See her tweet below:
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