In case anyone needed another shocking moment of the day, Kanye West was the speaker at Harvard’s School of Design on Sunday. The controversial rapper spoke to a packed lecture hall as a part of the DONDA Design Lecture Series.
West does not seem like the typical choice for such a lecture, but Harvard may have simply been trying to draw in a crowd, and chose the popular rap star because of the amount of fans that he has. He spoke to the crowd before a concert that he was set to perform in Boston later that night.
Virgil Abloh, who is the creative director of Kany West’s DONDA brand, spoke to the crowd of students along with West. He was also supported by his fiancee, Kim Kardashian, who posted a pic of him, captioning it with “My baby speaking at the Harvard Graduate School Of Design.”
Kanye West spoke at Harvard today, just in case you were wondering about the direction the country heading to.
— AnonAgent (@s3cr3tag3nt) November 18, 2013
Prior to the lecture, and as he continued with the show in Boston, Kanye West is currently on his Yeezus tour. In the speech, he spoke to the crowd about how important the thinks design is.
While some may feel that other people might be more qualified to speak to the crowd, West was the one who was chosen, and welcomed with open arms by the students. It is hard to know what he means by such a statement, but in his lecture, he told the crowd “I really do believe that the world can be saved through design.”
Kanye West also mentioned in the speech that he believes that a utopia is possible, however it was followed with a complaint when saying “But we’re led by the least noble, the least dignified, the least tasteful, the dumbest, and the most political. So in no way am I a politician–I’m usually at my best politically incorrect and very direct. I really appreciate you guys’ willingness to learn and hone your craft, and not be lazy about creation.”
Kanye west spoke at Harvard today…. What is wrong with society somebody tell me
— Victoria Polito (@VictoriaPolito) November 17, 2013
If I was paying $63,000 a year to go to Harvard, and the school used that money to pay Kanye West to come give a speech, I'd drop out.
— PepTalk (@PepTalk13) November 17, 2013
After a break that was caused by technical difficulties, Kanye West has resumed his performances.
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