March 02, 2015
Mashable put together some of the more absurd responses on twitter to West's announcement. But amongst some bad jokes and negative reactions was one more interesting theory, submitted by twitter user @LukeYZY:
Adding to the theory was twitter user @fabioheinz:
"The artwork is the 13th Century Monastic Symbol of Virgin Mary (Jesus's mother). Only One was written from the perspective of Kanye's mom"— Dj ℕike Shox (@fabioheinz) March 1, 2015
These supposed connections to The Virgin Mary wouldn't be the first time West has connected themes of Christianity with his music. There's the obvious and the controversial, and the best example of the latter is when West brought out a performer dressed as Jesus during shows for his "Yeezus" tour.
In a 2013 interview, West explained his reasoning for bringing Jesus out on stage for his shows, and also gave some insight in to his thoughts on Christianity in general: