(AllHipHop News) Kanye West took his weekly Sunday Service gospel event to Dayton, Ohio over the weekend to honor the victims of the city’s recent mass shooting.
Nine people were killed and dozens more injured when a gunman opened fire in the Oregon shopping district on August 4.
Three weeks after the tragedy, the rapper decided to bring a little spiritual aid to the community affected, as part of Dave Chappelle’s Gem City Shine benefit.
“We’ve come to love you and we’ve come to share the love of Jesus Christ with you all today,” Kanye West told the crowd at RiverScape Metropark during the 90-minute service, where he was joined by guests like Chappelle, Chris Rock, his wife Kim Kardashian and their kids.
Dave Chappelle took to the stage at one point and told the crowd, “There’s been tornadoes. There’s been shootings. There’s been Klan rallies. But we’re still here. We’re still strong.
“The best way that we can honor our fallen is by getting up better than we were before. We cannot let those people die in vain. They are heroes, they are martyrs.”
Fans who attended the event watched and listened as the Sunday Service choir performed Kanye tracks “Ultralight Beam” and “Jesus Walks,” as well as renditions of Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing.”
The Sunday Service also featured a birthday tribute to Chappelle, who turned 46 on Saturday.