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Kanye West Lectures At Harvard

Noelle Talmon Noelle Talmon
November 18th, 2013 2:00pm EST
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Kanye West gave a speech at the Harvard School of Design over the weekend as part of the university's "DONDA Design Lecture" series.

The rapper, 36, told students on Sunday: "I really do believe that the world can be saved through design, and everything needs to actually be 'architected.' And this is the reason why even some of the first DONDA employees were architects that started designing T-shirts instead of buildings. But just to see the work actually be actualized."

West attended the lecture in the midst of his "Yeezus" tour. His fiancee Kim Kardashian accompanied him and posted a photo of him on Instagram with the caption: "My baby speaking at the Harvard Graduate School of Design."

According to Us Weekly, the rapper explained why he takes part in so many long winded interviews. "If I sit down and talk to Oprah for two hours, the conversation is about realization, self realization, and actually seeing your creativity happen in front of you," he said. "So the reason why I turn up so much in interviews is because I've tasted what it means to create and be able to impact, and affect in a positive way."

He added, "I believe that utopia is actually possible. 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."

Those who attended the lecture were given free tickets to his show in Boston that night. He gave away approximately 300 tickets.

West performed in Philadelphia on Saturday after his tour was stalled due to techinical difficulties.

Kanye West at Harvard

Photo Credits: WENN, Instagram


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