Watch: Rapper Kanye West’s surprise gig at Houston jail leaves inmates emotional

Following his first performance, West entered the second site through a tunnel, which was kept a secret from the public and was approved by the prison officials

Following the footsteps of American singer Johnny Cash, rapper Kayne West gave an emotional performance for the inmates at a Houston jail. A video of the secret gig shows West singing songs of his new gospel album "Jesus is King".

Along with his choir, West performed for more than 200 male inmates at one jail facility and then visited another across the street, where he put on a show for female inmates, the NBC reported.

In the two-minute video, which has gone viral on social media, West can be seen shaking hands and hugging a few inmates in their orange jumpsuits before beginning his performance. As the crowd grooved to the songs, some were seen getting emotional and teary-eyed as West went about his business.

Following his first performance, West entered the second prison through a tunnel, which was kept a secret from the public and was approved by the prison officials, the Sky News reported.

Watch the video here:

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez stated that representatives of the rapper contacted the authorities regarding the performance that was similar to the jailhouse concerts conducted by Johnny Cash in California, the news website reported.