The Duggars and the Kardashians may have more in common than most people realize, but we never thought there’d actually be a real-life crossover. As it turns out, though, Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo‘s decision to move to Los Angeles may have put them on a path to hanging with Kanye West. On Sunday, October 27, the Counting On stars headed out to attend the rapper’s Sunday Service at The Forum. They’d already seen the Jesus Is King movie, but wanted to check out the actual sermons for themselves. And it seems like they totally loved it.
“We are heading into Kanye’s Sunday Service here at The Forum,” Jeremy, 32, told his followers on his Instagram Story. “[We are] looking forward to seeing what it’s like. I know there’s been a lot of thoughts, a lot of opinions about it, about the new album, about the movie, about the Sunday Service, so [I’m] looking forward to seeing it, and I’ll give you some thoughts afterwards.” On his Story, he also shared clips from the service itself as the chorus sang and danced.
Afterward, as promised, the pastor shared his take on the sermon. “As I mentioned earlier today on my Story, I said I was going to jump on [Instagram] Live and give you guys a few of my thoughts from the weekend. It’s been an interesting weekend for me and Jinger. It’s had a lot of Kanye West going on. The album dropped, Jesus Is King, on Friday, which I listened to. And then on Saturday, we went to the IMAX film, basically which is a performance of Kanye West’s Sunday Service … Fantastic film just artistically. And then today, we were actually not expecting this, but our friend got us tickets for his Sunday Service. So after church this morning, Jinger and I went over to The Forum in Inglewood[, California].”
For almost 20 minutes, Jeremy explained how he personally felt about the music, the movie, the service and Kanye himself, and he also responded to what his followers had shared with him. The biggest takeaway, though, is that Jeremy seems to be a fan. “The seminary that I’m attending — the pastor that Kanye’s been going to church in the last few months graduated from the seminary that I’m currently attending,” he revealed. Reacting to his fans’ concerns and criticisms of the rapper, he shared a biblical story warning his fans not to look down on “sinners” like Kanye may have been in the past.
“I enjoyed it,” he told everyone. “I think, honestly, from an artistic, from a musical perspective, it was one of the greatest pieces of art, pieces of musical art that I’ve ever witnessed live. It was astonishing.” He also assured fans that the “true gospel is being preached,” regardless of what people think about Kanye himself. “Rejoice in that,” he said. “Rejoice in that.”