Kanye West appeared to walk across the surface of the water in his native Atlanta, alongside his kids, seven-year-old North and four-year-old Saint.
The seemingly astonishing moment was caught on camera by Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian-West, who shared it on Instagram as she attended the performance with her good friend La La Anthony.
But in reality, Kanye and his kids were simply walking on a translucent platform that was hidden just below the surface of the water, as they walked towards a group of acapella singers.
When the rapper arrived, the Grammy winner was praised by Lakewood Church senior pastor Joel Osteen for his ‘inventiveness’.
“I’m watching these fine men and women singing, looks like they’re walking on the water.
And my mind goes back to that time where Jesus invited Peter to walk on the water,” Osteen said in the video.“I could imagine Peter thought, ‘Jesus, what are you talking about? That’s impossible! I can’t do that. ’ I think we all have that at times in life where we think, ‘God’s telling me to do something.
I’m feeling down on the inside,’ but we don’t feel qualified.We don’t have the experience. I can’t sing like them. I can’t invent like Kanye. ”
“But God doesn’t put a dream in your heart and then not give you the ability to do it.
I’ve learned in life, you have to choose between your comfort and your calling.Peter heard the calling. ‘Come on out here. ’ But Peter was comfortable in the boat with the other disciples. It was easy to get comfortable even in dysfunction,” Osteen said.
Kanye and Osteen have previously collaborated when they addressed almost 17,000 people at a denominational Christian megachurch together in November last year.
Kim Kardashian-West took to Instagram to record herself, La La and Monica, as they rode on a VIP golf cart to the Sunday Service, alongside their kids.
Some people have taken to social media to point out that none of them are wearing face masks despite Georgia governor Brian Kemp insisting that public gatherings should be limited to less than 50 people unless there is a gap of six feet or more between everyone.
It’s unclear how many people were in attendance at the Sunday Service.