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Kanye West delivers Kanyeism lecture at his class

The rapper also discussed the Illuminati, his own music, and you know, life

By Andrea Tim | Published: 25 Sep 2014

Kanye's class
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Told you the whole class will just be a Kanyeism lecture. Man of the season (and apparently of the eternal pout) Kanye West is currently serving a 250-hour community service for assaulting a paparazzo. His first assignment was to teach (read: drop some Kanyeisms) at Los Angeles Trade Technical College.

A student, Andre Pitts revealed that he had no idea Yeezus was coming to teach when he volunteered to help some other students with their work after class. Pays to be kind, doesn't it?

"He didn't teach us specifically anything. He spoke about, you know, life in general and about his inspirations and whatnot," Andre told Complex. "He was all over the place."

Despite being a little clutter-headed, Kanye did manage to deliver life lessons during his lecture.

1. Don't believe everything the media tells you about Kanye.
"He mentioned a little bit about how the media portrays him negatively, but he's saying that he's not anything negative, it's just him being real and calling out bullshit all the time."

2. The Grammy Awards he's won are ways to expand his accomplishments.
"Well he said that he doesn't care about his Grammys but he thinks of them as reference points. And that he can point back to them and say, 'I've proven that I can do this, so I should be able to do this.' So that's what he was trying to get out, that he feels that he is able to do these things but that he's being shot down by the fashion industry."

3. The Illuminati is real.
"He talked a little bit about, how "they want to control us." And "they want to keep us on drugs," and all this kind of stuff. And that "we are slaves to our house." And "We are essentially economic slaves."

4. Material wealth isn't success.
"He was giving examples of different things and saying that having a Rolex or a Benz is not something that actually represents your success because there's always something more expensive to buy," Andre said. "So, he was saying that success was really being able to do things for others as well as the people around you and yourself."

5. Kanye "likes" a few artists, but there's really only one he thinks is best.
"Someone asked if he listens to his own music, or if he listens to other people's music. He said he likes to listen to his own music since he thinks he's the best artist, still."

6. We're not the only ones waiting for Kanye's new album.
"Someone asked him about that, he said he's waiting on it. He didn't say anything else except that except that he's waiting for it to come out."

It must have been a whirlwind of a class, because Andre himself fought to keep up with two hours of Kanyeisms. Fun times.

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