Kanye visited Oxford University, and spokee at a student event hosted by the Oxford Guild Business Society. Literally 300 students sitting in a musty ass old college lecture hall talking about "art, philosophy, and politics."(When will your faves?)
"Clothing should be like food. There should never be a $5000 sweater. You know what should cost $5000? A car." #YeezOx— The Tab Oxford (@TheTabOxford) March 2, 2015
"Beauty has been stolen from the people and is being sold back to them as luxury."#YeezOx— The Tab Oxford (@TheTabOxford) March 2, 2015
"One of the best thing about the album was Nicki Minaj, and that she kicked my ass, on my own song, on the best album of the last 25 years."— The Tab Oxford (@TheTabOxford) March 2, 2015
These tweets are all pretty
Student publication Versa liveblogged the entire event. Notable points made:
Kanye:"Now I understand that I’m just serving, and with my voice and my ability to build relationships, and call Elon Musk or Obama out of the blue, with that I have a responsibility to serve. Why I say the Matrix is like the Bible and what is my definition of the Matrix?
K: You’re looking for this moment where you sit in your BMW and you look at all of the work that you’ve done and how big your house is, and somehow you think you’re gonna get that level of joy that my daughter had when she was seeing those wolves."</span>
We spoke to Versa's editor, Ruth Maclean, about the visit. She said students only heard about the event the night before and "everyone went crazy staying up all night to get tickets. Not every lecturer at Oxford is as exciting as Kanye."
Maclean is a PPE undergraduate at St John's College. She told BI:
It was pretty surreal seeing Kanye in a drab lecture theatre in Oxford; 300 students sitting in awed silence as he went on a mad stream of consciousness was not really the usual situation you expect to see a world-famous rapper. I heard him say a lot of new stuff which you don’t really hear in public — he seemed to have a more political slant outside just music — in fact he barely spoke about music at all. He moved from one thing to another so quickly that your mind felt frazzled — art, philosophy, politics — and seemed to suggest a vision of the future where art and politics would not be separate — where creative endeavour permeated every area of life.
(for those of us who can't read that writing)
I fixed the source like you asked me to. Love, Ye'