Kanye Applies “Some Of That Creativity And Power” At Kanye West Foundation Concert

Last month Kanye West showed up and performed a set at the Chicago Theatre for his Kanye West Foundation, which has a stated goal of “combat[ing] the severe dropout problem in schools across the United States by partnering with community organizations to provide under-served youth access to music production programs,” etc. As West stated during the introduction, he decided it was time to “stand up and take some action and maybe apply some of that creativity and power to empowering others.” How does one do this? By waking dramatically toward the stage and doing a performance of “Flashing Lights.” The concert aired on Fuse Saturday night: We have the four-part performance, complete with inspirational interviews and Q&A. It gets pretty emotional (and soft-focus dissolved) during “Hey Mama.” It also gets confusing and mixed-messaged because he sings about dropping out then becoming one of the richest people ever, definitely making more money than the kid who stuck to it and got his or her B.A. in Sociology.

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