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Kanye West Speaks at Oxford

by The Insider 1:43 mins

Kanye West spoke to a crowd at Oxford University on Monday and covered a range of topics, from the Bible and President Obama to his daughter North and "The Matrix." According to the Oxford Tab, who transcribed the talk, West began by warning that his 20 minutes of allotted time might not be enough. And he ordered that the room remain completely quiet saying, "I can literally hear a whisper, and it'll throw off my stream of consciousness, and when I get my stream of consciousness going that's when I give the best, illest quotes." And ill quotes he gave. The rapper revealed he once wanted to be a painter, but not just any painter: "My goal, if I was going to do art, fine art, would have been to become Picasso or greater," he said. "That always sounds so funny to people, comparing yourself to someone in the past that has done so much, and in your life you're not even allowed to think that you can do as much. That's a mentality that suppresses humanity." When talking about his own ego, Kanye admitted he knows it stands in his way. "One of my biggest Achilles heels has been my ego," he told the crowd. "And if I, Kanye West, the very person, can remove my ego, I think there's hope for everyone." (Guess we're doomed then.) Check out the video to hear what he had to say about his little girl and tune in to "The Insider With Yahoo" on TV tonight for the latest in entertainment news.