Grammy-winning hip-hop star Kanye West brought his Sunday Service Collective — a 150-voice gospel choir accompanied by nine musicians — to Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral in Jamaica, Queens (Rev. Floyd Flake) for a rousing musical tribute extolling God. West danced, smiled and sang a bit, but said little on Sunday.
As Greater Allen’s third and last service of the day was drawing to a close, the guest choir approached the altar and launched into an hourlong performance of gospel songs as the congregation of some 2,500 to 3,000 people leapt to their feet in appreciation.
The choir was backed by an ensemble of musicians and led by director Jason White. West, 42, stood toward the back of the pulpit, next to the musicians. He danced along at times and smiled broadly throughout. His family, wife Kim Kardashian West and at least three of their four children, were at the front row of the center pews.