Today, Kanye West stood in front of more than 350 Oxford students this afternoon for a speech that over 5,000 tried to get in. Much of the chat is shrouded in mystery (no pictures allowed), but a lot of it made its way to Twitter. Below are some of the best quotes.
“People say I have a bad reputation. I think I’ve got the best reputation in the building.”
“We have the resources as a civilization to make a utopia, but we’re led by the most greedy and the least noble.”
“Beauty has been stolen from the people and is being sold back to them as luxury”
“Clothing should be like food. There should never be a $5000 sweater. You know what should cost $5000? A car…”
“White people that listen to rap say n***er. In the privacy of their own home.”
“I don’t think there’s a living celebrity with more weapons formed against him, but I don’t think there’s one more prosperous.”
“My goal, if I was going to do art, fine art, would have been to become Picasso or greater…That always sounds so funny to people, comparing yourself to someone who has done so much, and that’s a mentality that suppresses humanity.”