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Kanye West heads to Harvard to school the design students about success

"My baby speaking at the Harvard Graduate School of Design," Kim wrote. Standing room only!


"My baby speaking at the Harvard Graduate School of Design," Kim wrote. Standing room only!



Kanye West brought his genius to Harvard on Sunday, giving a talk at the School of Design as part of his new creative agency DONDA Design's lecture series. he even brought his fiancee Kim Kardashian along to document it.

"I really do believe that the world can be saved through design, and everything needs to actually be 'architected,'" West told the group, according to Us Weekly. "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."

If anything, West seemed a little more positive than normal, saying that giving long interviews these days isn't the pain it used to be. "If I sit down and talk to Oprah (Winfrey) 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."

But Kanye gonna be Kanye, so 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."

But the real lesson of this talk was clear: Forget going to an Ivy League school to make business connections and pay for a piece of paper that could write your ticket in life. It's better to drop out of college and use your talent to make increasingly angrier rap albums while you hurtle headlong into egomania and marry a woman famous for being in a sex tape. Hey, who are we to argue with results?

[Last modified: Monday, November 18, 2013 4:20pm]


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