Kanye West talks design at Harvard
November 18th, 2013
04:00 PM ET

Kanye West talks design at Harvard

His debut album may have been title "The College Dropout," but Kanye West recently dropped in instead.

The rapper stopped by Harvard Graduate School of Design to share some words about everything from design to creativity. He spoke as part of the as part of the "DONDA Design Lecture" series and based on the video, students were pretty thrilled to have the superstar in their midst.

"I just wanted to tell you guys I really do believe the world can be saved by design," he said. "If I sit down and talk to Oprah for two hours, the conversation is about realization, self-realization and seeing your creativity happen in front of you."

It's no secret that West loves design (he's had his own fashion line) so it was no big stretch for him to speak to a room full of design folks. He garnered even more good will by offering free concert tickets to everyone along with his words of wisdom.


West said he was inspired to be there and noted that he believes "that utopia is actually possible" even though "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," he said. "I really appreciate you guys' willingness to learn and hone your craft, and not be lazy about creation."

The rapper is currently on the road with his Yezzus concert tour.

Filed under: Celebrities • Kanye West

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. you've got to be kidding me

    THAT.WAS.TERRIBLE. The song made no sense; the "uh-huh honey" part was distracting; the video didn't even go with the song. Who actually thought this was a good idea??? I don't even understand the fake motorcycle ride with a fake background.

    November 20, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. namkoS

    The other day I bent over naked in front of a mirror to see what my a–hole looks like, and I could have sworn Kanye West was looking back at me.

    November 20, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |

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