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2 June 2015, 16:50
Yeezy taught me.
Kanye gave a gradation speech to students at a Los Angeles fashion college.
Fresh from being awarded an honorary degree of his own, Dr. West was back at school imparting some words of wisdom to the graduates of Los Angeles Trade Technical College. "When you're the best you get hated on the most," Yeezy told the graduating class.
Ye also spoke of his own experiences of trying to break into the fashion industry. "It’s a tough world out there. You’re going to prepare yourself for politics, bad bosses, hating employees… Even for me as a successful musician, to make the transition [into fashion], it was really all but impossible. People really try to box you in to what they know you best for," he said.
He went on to address the new generation of fashion designers in the audience. “The most successful artists are as close to who they were when they were five years old or four years old or three years old, or when my daughter wakes up and decides to change her career seven times a day,” he said. “So I feel extremely honored to see new talent fighting for their voice that I can only imagine they’ve been fighting for since age three.”