As scientists race round the clock to find a cure for the coronavirus which has infected millions around the world, American rapper Kanye West is “extremely cautious” that a coronavirus vaccine might be “the mark of the beast”.
“So when they say the way we’re going to fix Covid is with a vaccine, I’m extremely cautious. That’s the mark of the beast,” West said during a recent interview with Forbes.
West revealed that he had coronavirus back in February:
“Chills, shaking in the bed, taking hot showers, looking at videos telling me what I’m supposed to do to get over it. I remember someone had told me Drake had the coronavirus and my response was Drake can’t be sicker than me!”
However, the Christian rapper believes that a coronavirus vaccine is an agenda to control humans and prevent people from making heaven.
“They want to put chips inside of us, they want to do all kinds of things, to make it where we can’t cross the gates of heaven. I’m sorry when I say they, the humans that have the Devil inside them. And the sad thing is that, the saddest thing is that we all won’t make it to heaven, that there’ll be some of us that do not make it.”
In the Christian eschatology, the mark of the beast is the mark put on the forehead of those who worship the beast, the symbol of opposition to God noted in Revelation 13:16:
“He required everyone–small and great, rich and poor, free and slave–to be given a mark on the right hand or on the forehead.” [NLT]
Kanye West believes that people should pray for coronavirus to be cured. “We pray. We pray for the freedom. It’s all about God. We need to stop doing things that make God mad,” he said.
Last week, West released a new song, “Wash Us In the Blood” along with an accompanying video which included imagery from the recent anti-racism protests. The new track, the first released from his forthcoming 10th album “God’s Country,” features lyrics with heavily biblical overtones, in line with his musical turn to Christianity in recent years.