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Kanye West’s $55 A Pop Sunday Service Brunch Receives Backlash, Fyre Fest Comparisons

Written by Alex Gallagher on November 4, 2019

A $55 brunch at Kanye West‘s recent Sunday Service event in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has been attacked online after photos emerged of the admittedly depressing meal.

This is the wonderful & COLD brunch BUFFET we are being served.

The server looked at me crazy when I asked for another pancake,” shared a disappointed attendee on Facebook.

Image: Facebook

It’s perhaps worth noting that the event itself – part of Kanye’s now frequent Sunday Services – was free, and the brunch an optional extra in order to fundraise for the church the event was held at.

Nevertheless, social media has done what it does best and swarmed on the less than gourmet catering options, with a number of people making comparisons between the sad styrofoam brunch plate and the now-iconic Fyre Festival sandwich.

Yeezy – who reportedly was not paid for his performance – delivered cuts from new album Jesus Is King at the service alongside Christian preaching.

In a statement to Daily Mail, the catering company responsible for the food commented:

“The catering company acknowledges it did not provide adequate food for ONE attendee and a social media post went viral. Any further inquiries or food complaints associated with the event can be directed to Lauryn’s Fine Catering.”

Other complaints about the event included West turning up over two hours later than the intended start time, and a lacklustre grassy knoll for a “VIP area.”

Despite all the setbacks, if you rocked up for free, saw Kanye, and chose to forego the evening snack, I guess that’s probably still a net win. Perhaps there’s a lesson here about dropping $55 on brunch at 6pm? Who’s to say.

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