Kanye West did say he was the God … so this newly erected golden statue in resemblance of Jesus on the cross is probably making Yeezy smile. Again, something that doesn’t happen often.
Street artist Plastic Jesus unveiled the statue in Los Angeles on the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and LaBrea on Wednesday, suggesting that the golden figure was a “False Idol.”
“He’s a genius at writing and producing but he’s not a God, and that’s where we put him,” the artist told The Hollywood Reporter. “Until there’s an issue in his life or a hiccup in his career, then we crucify him.”
Per Plastic Jesus, the statue, also created in honor of this weekend’s Oscars, will be on the corner for “some time” followed by showings on Saturday in front of the former tower records store on Sunset Blvd.
The irony of the location is that it sits just one block away from the Kodak Theater where the Oscars are held and right across from one of the biggest churches in Los Angeles, Mosaic.
Yeezy has yet to respond to the statue.
No Joke: Bill Cosby Is Back On Stage Doing Stand-Up
We are not trying to shame the elderly, but we are super confused why Bill Cosby is back on stage doing stand-up. He is after all 80-years old and going blind, but apparently that’s all apart of his routine.
Cosby did a set on Monday at LaRose Jazz Club in Philly and poked fun at his visual impairment amongst other personal anecdotes. He didn’t touch his pending trial, but many suspect his resurgence into the public eye is all a ploy to revitalize his image.
Just two weeks ago Cosby attended a dinner with friends and let reporters tag along to ask questions and take photos. This time around Cosby announced on his Facebook that he’d be doing a set a couple hours before. He wore a sweatshirt that said “hello friend” and also played the drums alongside the Tony Williams Jazz Quartet.
Folks in the audience are laughing … so maybe it’s working.
The disgraced comedian’s retrial on sexual assault charges is set to begin in April, and a new jury selection begins at the end of March. He averted a decision this past June when a jury couldn’t agree on a verdict … ending in a mistrial.
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