Just call him Professor Yeezy.
The loquacious rapper (and College Dropout) made a pit stop at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design on Sunday as part of his DONDA design lecture series. West spoke of the importance of design and why things must be ‘architected,’ and then gave everyone in the class free tickets to his concert later that night at Boston’s TD Garden.
Fiancé Kim Kardashian was by his side (though apparently not in the best of seats), and Instagrammed this photo:
“I just wanted to tell you guys, I really do believe that the world can be saved through design,” said West to the Cambridge crowd. “And everything needs to actually be ‘architected.’ And this is the reason why some of the, you know, first DONDA employees were architects that started designing t-shirts instead of buildings.”
West then talked about how one-on-one Oprah talks generated realizations of self-actualization and followed with an explanation for his rants (Commas not included):
“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, and I know that there’s more creativity to happen, and I know that there’s traditionalists that hold back the good thoughts, and there’s people in offices that stop the creative people and are intimidated by actual good ideas. And I believe, like utopia is actually possible, but we’re led by the least noble, the least dignified, the least tasteful, the dumbest, and the most political,” he went on.
“So in no way am I a politician, I’m usually at my best politically incorrect and very direct,” he said.
“I’m very inspired to be in this space and tonight, the show, if you come see it – I’m a bit self conscious because I’m showing it to architects – so the stage does have flaws. It’s an expression of emotion, so give me a pass on that,” he added.
Watch a portion of Kanye’s lecture here: