Kanye West was invited to speak to students at the Oxford Guild Society, UK’s and Europe’s largest and oldest professional society dating back to 1897. With over 120 events per year, Kanye’s was the most oversubscribed event at Oxford in over 15 years and received global media coverage. Though Kanye delivered the 40 minute Q&A interaction in March this year, the society has just released the video.
You will be surprised at some of the things Kanye says, like:
“I’ve been to art school since age 5 and art competitions since age 14, and I ended up going to college for a bit on an art scholarship and I had a scholarship to three schools, the Saint Saviour, the American Academy of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. And I went to the American Academy of Art because it was the biggest scholarship, and my mother couldn’t afford to put me in any of those schools.”
“People say it takes a village to raise a child. People ask me how my daughter is doing. She’s only doing good if your daughter’s doing good. We’re all one family. Like literally, last names aside, we’re all one family, and we have the ability to approach our race like ants, or we have the ability to approach our race like crabs.”
“You guys have been taught, without you knowing it, ways to separate yourselves from each other. If you’re separated, you can be easily controlled. If you’re too busy pointing fingers at each other, as opposed to holding hands, you can’t get anything done.”
Watch the rest below: