Kanye West speaks to a crowd of Harvard students. (Instagram)
Prior to his concert in Boston on Sunday, the "New Slaves" singer started the day by speaking in a lecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Harvard design and architecture students showed up in droves to listen to the 36-year-old rapper wax poetic about design, architecture, creativity, and even a little political commentary.
"The reason I turn up so much for 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 there is more creativity to happen," Kanye shared. "I believe that Utopia is actually possible, but we're lead by the least noblest, the least dignified, the least tasteful, the dumbest, and the most political. In no way am I a politician. I am usually, at my best, politically incorrect and very direct."
The lecture series is a part of the "DONDA Design Lecture Series," according to Virgil Abloh, the creative director of Kanye's DONDA brand, and earned rave reviews from the Ivy League co-eds, especially after Kanye topped off his visit by handing out free tickets to everyone in the department.
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Naturally, his biggest fan, fiancée Kim Kardashian, was also in the audience to support her sweetie in his academic debut. She snapped a photo of her man speaking to the crowd and captioned it, "My baby speaking at the Harvard Graduate School of Design."
Kim Kardashian snaps a photo of her main squeeze. (Instagram)
It looks like the reality star is enjoying being her man's cheerleader on the road! She also posted a snap of West performing on Saturday in Philadelphia to Instagram and referred to "#tourlife." West's Yeezus tour resumed over the weekend after technical difficulties and routing logistics forced him to cancel six shows.
Between picking up his tour again and stopping off at Ivy League institutions, it looks like "Saturday Night Live's" recent sketch, "Waking Up With Kimye," wasn't too far off when they spoofed the rapper and his gal. In the skit, Kanye (played by Jay Pharaoh) declares, "I am a genius" and "we earned the right to be called a genius."
You know, like those kids at Harvard.
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