Newry based Bishop John McAreavey has spoken about his love for US rap artist Kanye West we can reveal.
Bishop McAreavey spoke to us about his long time affection for hard hitting American rap music and in particular Kanye West. He told us:
“From as long as I can remember I have been a lover of US rap. From the early Snoop Dogg records in 1991 to my all-time favourite Kanye West. When Kanye dropped the ‘Get well soon’ album in 2003 I fell deeply in love with his mad beats and his dope rhymes that got me feeling all ill and shit.”
A Vatican spokesman has confirmed that Bishop McArevey and Kanye have been long-time friends and often meet privately in Rome and Newry.