So Kanye West gave a speech…sorry, a lecture at Oxford University yesterday.
Pause…and let that sink in…
Kanye West gave a lecture at Oxford University yesterday but only a lucky few won the privilege after 5000 people balloted for a seat.
As expected, there were several egotistical references made though out including one about him being Picasso or greater had he opted to study at the Art Institute instead of the American Academy of Art.
Another gem was something about how everyone at every single media publication called his album; My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy the best album of the last 25 years!
Clearly wanting to impart his vast wealth of knowledge, he even offered to answer one question from the audience but to avoid answering the question instead opting to continue ranting about how his ego is his Achilles heel and that if he can remove his ego, then there’s hope for everyone else.
Yep, this is all true!
But some of the best lines that spilled from his mouth were;
People say I have a bad reputation. I think I’ve got the best reputation in the building
And when talking about the album; My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy he said;
One of the most memorable things about MBDTF was Nicki Minaj, and the fact that she kicked my ass, on my own song, on one of the best albums…the best album – I’m just saying what the critics said – of the last 25 years. The best album of the past 25 years that I spent a year and a half making, out there. I was exiled from my country, it was a personal exile, but exile. To come back and deliver my magnum opus of a work, and to be outshined…to be beat by a girl, basically.
Obviously that ego he claims to have removed is still very much in the building!
Anyways, the most amazing line of the whole speech had to be his response when he realised that it was no longer February based on a security guard shaking his head when Kanye asked the question. Kanye said…are you ready for this?
Kanye said: By the way, I don’t know the days of the week. I just go to exactly when my appointment is!!!
Haaaaaaaaaaaa! Oh Kanye, how we love your nonsensical moments.
But nah, to be honest, a lot of what he said was kinda valid, but those nuggets of gold somehow got shoved aside in favour of what appeared on the surface to be a whole load of bollocks!
To top things off, despite being told that no pictures were to be taken during the lecture, one guy snuck a couple in (above and below)…