Kanye Honors Dayton Victims With Sunday Service

Kanye Honors Dayton Victims With Sunday Service

Kanye West brought his family and famed concert series Sunday Service to Dayton Ohio this weekend, as a show of support for the community, which lost nine people in a mass shooting in early August. Kim Kardashian shared a link to the Sunday Service website on Sunday, explaining that the concert is "in support of the victims and survivors of the Dayton mass shooting."

According to TMZ, the service was hosted at RiverScape MetoPark to a large crowd, that included Chris Rock and Dave Chapelle. Chapelle, who was born in Yellow Springs, Ohio about 20 miles outside of Dayton, hosted a free benefit concert in the city called Gem City Shine later that day, where Chance the Rapper, Thundercat, and Talib Kweli performed. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley spoke and declared August 25 "Dave Chapelle Day."

TMZ's footage of the event shows a packed crowd, and Kanye performing his 2004 College Dropout track, "Jesus Walks."

Chapelle, speaking at Sunday Service, told the crowd, "We're still here and we're still strong. And the only way, but not the only way, but the BEST WAY that we can honor our fallen is by getting up better than we were before."

The Dayton edition follows a '90s-inspired Sunday Service in late July, where Kanye's choir covered Nirvana, Gwen Stefani and Tracey Chapman.

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