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.