Kanye West Speaks at Harvard, Touts Power of Design

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On Saturday night, NBC viewers woke up with Kimye.

On Sunday, meanwhile, Harvard students had their minds awakened by Kanye West himself.

The rapper made a stop at the Ivy League university prior to playing for Boston fans as part of his Yeezus Tour, telling those in the Harvard School of Design that they are definitely on the proper track.

Kanye West at Harvard

"I really do believe that the world can be saved through design, and everything needs to actually be 'architected.'" Kanye 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."

Pretty basic, profound, fairly inane Kanye West speak, really.

The artist went on to explain his recent onset of interviews, citing the power of creation and his desire to spread that word through the press.

"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," West said. "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."

Kanye went on to say "utopia is possible," though challenges are in front of us.

"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."

Not exactly the most straightforward speech, but West received approval from the woman who matters most to him.

"My baby speaking at the Harvard Graduate School of Design," Kim Kardashian wrote as a caption to the Instagram photo above.

Following some technical difficulties, meanwhile, West resumed his Yeezus concerts in Philadelphia on Saturday.


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