Kanye West Surprises Harvard Students With Architecture Lecture
When Kanye West stopped by On Air with Ryan Seacrest last month, he told us he had a passion to design churches … and on Sunday, he dropped some of his knowledge when he made a surprise appearance at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
After telling everyone in the room that they would be receiving free tickets to his show that night at Boston’s TD Garden, the rapper praised them for their academic pursuit.
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“I really do believe that the world can be saved through design, and everything needs to actually be ‘architected,’” he told the group. “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.”
“I really appreciate you guys’ willingness to learn and hone your craft, and not be lazy about creation,” Kanye continued. ”I’m very inspired to be in this space. Tonight, this show, if you come see it – -um, I’m a bit self conscious because I’m showing it to architects. So the stage does have flaws in it. It’s an expression of emotion so give me a pass on that. And that’s basically all I have to say so thank you very much.”
And Kanye even brought his fiancée, Kim Kardashian!
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