UPDATE: West gave another short speech today at the commencement ceremony. He shouted out old foe George W. Bush’s painting skills and referred to credentials like this degree and Paul McCartney’s co-sign as “Floyd Mayweather belts.” Listen to the four-minute remarks below.
(via DNA Info)
Kanye West gave a Q&A-format lecture last night at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he will receive an honorary doctoral degree today at the college’s graduation. In keeping with the surrounding setting, Kanye spent a fair amount of the lecture discussing his collaborations with visual artists and fashion icons. He also spoke a bit about the commercialization of music and the importance of staying true to a unique artistic vision despite constant societal pressure to conform to an established standard. Unlike his Oxford University lecture, cell phones were allowed in the auditorium at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and many students shot video of the event. There’s an abundance of choice insight and laughter in this lecture; listen to it in its entirety and check out videos below.
— Pablo Garcia (@prgarc) May 11, 2015