I can’t even lie, I studied this photo Kim Kardashian posted on Instagram of Kanye West speaking at the Harvard School of Design for a sleeping James Franco because it is far more plausible that James could be found in the corner of that stairwell passed out like a stoner version of Where’s Waldo while Kanye talks than the fact that a group is actually listening to him. According to USWeekly, Kanye was at Harvard as part of the “DONDA Design Lecture” series.
“I just wanted to tell you guys: I really do believe that the world can be saved through design, and everything needs to actually be ‘architected.’” he said. “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 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,” he reasoned. “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.”
“I believe that utopia is actually possible,” West said before complaining, “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.
I’m sure it took a lot of effort and creative genius to pool together the design resources necessary to architect the fuck out of a $120 plain white tee shirt. There’s also no chance in hell of anything good coming of Kanye and Oprah talking to each other for two hours. Most of us would make it about 26 seconds in that room before the only thing in front of us would be our own two feet as we go at either one of them with a kangaroo kick to the face.
The best part was Kanye saying that only the dumbest, tasteless and undignified of fucks are running the world, and it’s hard to disagree after watching his onstage rant in Boston last night. If you’re not inclined to waste over 6 minutes of your life listening to Deep Thoughts With Yeezus: Autotuned and Angry, the highlights include him saying shit and fuck over and over again while asking the audience what one has to do to prove creativity, all while wearing a mask that may be the internet troll face.
Who doesn’t love a motivational speech that starts with, “They get they panties in such a bunch”?