As part of his court-mandated 250 hours of community service, Kanye has been giving surprise lectures at schools around the Los Angeles area. Last Friday, Kanye showed up for a surprise talk at the L.A. Trade Technical College and opened up to the students about art, fashion, and music.
Andre Pitts, a 19-year-old visual communications major, talked with Complex about being in the class and what “Yeezy taught him” during his two hour lecture. According to Pitts, Kanye walked into his classroom when Pitts was helping other students after class with their work. Kanye walked up to the professor, whispered something into their ear and then jumped straight in to his talk.
“He was all over the place,” Pitts told the magazine, “but I mean, one of the main things he was talking about was…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. So, he was saying that success was really being able to do things for others as well as the people around you and yourself.”
According to Pitts, Kanye also opened up about his inspirations including Tupac and his let-downs, specifically stating that Ice Cube was one of them.
“He talked about Tupac. He was watching the movie Juice, and he was inspired by Tupac being in the movie. He talked about how Ice Cube is one of his biggest inspirations and one of his biggest let-downs. He talked a little bit about Steve Jobs. 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. He spoke about his grandfather, actually, and him being in Chicago, and after that it was kind of cut off short, and he had us go into questions and answers.”
But of course, the most important question that the young college students wanted to ask, involved Kanye’s supposed involvement with the Illuminati. Pitts says that during a Q&A section at the end of the lecture, a student asked Kanye about his involvement with the secret society.
“And then someone finally did actually ask about the Illuminati, and I don’t want to say too much because he did tell the truth this time but I don’t have it on film so I cant really back that stuff up, but he did talk about that topic,” Pitts said. “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.”
Kanye still has some more time to go before his court-mandated community service is finished. Lets hope some more students spill the beans.
Take a look at a slideshow of some of the pictures from Yeezy’s impromptu lecture below: