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article imageWhat did Kanye West say at Harvard?

By Layne Weiss     Nov 18, 2013 in Entertainment
Cambridge - Kanye West spoke to students Sunday at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. During the lecture, Kanye told the students he admires their work. He also shared his views about design.
"I really do believe that the world can be saved through design and everything needs to actually be architected," West said according to HipHopDX. "And this is the reason why even some of the first DONDA employees were architects that started designing T-shirts instead of buildings."
West also explained why he "turns up" in interviews.
"If I sit down and talk to Oprah for two hours, the conversation is about realization, self-realization and actually seeing your creativity happen in front of you," West 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 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."
During the speech, Kanye also criticized today's leaders and told students he was not a politician.
"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," West said. "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 and I'm very inspired to be in this space."
He was joined by Virgil Abloh, the creative director of DONDA, USA Today reports. Abloh took to Instagram to post a picture of the talk. He captioned it "Just gave a talk at Harvard GSD with Kanye. Super surreal. #DONDA design lecture series #yeezustour."
West's fiancee Kim Kardashian was also in attendance and Instagrammed her own pic of the lecture.
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