Kanye was sentenced to 250 hours of community service for assaulting an 18-year-old who had verbally abused then fiancée Kim Kardashian earlier this year. Yeezus stopped by L.A. Trade Technical College to serve a few hours by talking to an unsuspecting Graphic Design class. Soon after, photos began to surface of Kanye at the front of a small classroom doing what Kanye does best: talk about stuff that usually only makes sense in Kanye’s head.
What a scene that must have been. But what did he talk about? In short, he spoke about life in general, his inspirations, art, success, and Kanye. Andre Pitts, a 19-year-old student who was present for the Yeezus lecture, spoke with Complex.com to explain.
Did you know this was going to happen? Or was it a surprise?
I mean, nobody had any idea. All I knew is that I was gonna help other students after school with their work, and then all of a sudden Kanye walked in through the door after we were done with our presentations.
What was that like when he walked through the door?
Well my heart dropped, I didn’t believe what I was seeing. For four seconds I was like, paused. I was like, “Is that who I think it is?” After that I just started to try to pull out my phone and get a photo of him.
Is there anything else that really stuck with you that he made sure to emphasize as a significant point?
He was all over the place. He reminds me of my brother, the way he didn’t really stick to one thing. 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.
He even opened the floor for a Q&A session. It must have been a thrilling experience to have this kind of access to the mind inside this crazy genius. To read the full interview with Andre Pitts, head over to Complex.com.
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