Kanye West Admits His Ego Is A Problem During Oxford University Lecture!
The rapper also compares himself to Picasso and praises Nicki Minaj during his 30-minute lecture...
Kanye West is known for his infamous rants and he did not disappoint while giving a lecture at Oxford University yesterday (March 2).
Yeezy needed no introduction from the Guild president as the Only One hitmaker was on hand to deliver a 30-minute speech to students at the prestigious uni's Museum Of Natural History.
During his lecture, Yeezy admitted that he often struggles to stay humble, where he confirmed what we all know... his ego IS a problem.
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West explained: "One of my biggest Achilles heels has been my ego. If I, Kanye West, can remove my ego, I think there's hope for everyone.
"People say I've got a bad reputation. I think I've got the best reputation in the building.”
What were you saying about removing that ego Kanye? The All Day rapper went on to claim that he could have been "greater than Picasso" if he continued with his passion for art.
He stated: "A lot of people don't realise I went to art school aged five and had a scholarship. My goal, if I was going to do art, would have been to become Picasso or greater."
As well as talking about himself, Kanye also praised fellow rapper Nicki Minaj for her work on his My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy LP.
West noted: "One of the best thing about the album was Nicki Minaj, and that she kicked my ass, on my own song, on the best album of the last 25 years.
"The best album of the past 25 years that I spent a year and a half making, out there. I was exiled from my country, it was a personal exile, but exile. To come back and deliver my magnum opus of a work, and to be outshined… to be beat by a girl, basically.”
He added: “This was necessary. I think it was one of the most important points of working on that album, was to not stop her from her moment because of how good she is.”
West concluded: “People say to me ‘you’re successful, what are you crying about?’. I’m crying about the people. I’m crying about their daughters. Our daughters, as one family. What good is it. What good is anything that everyone can’t have. Every ism.
“They think we’re done with racism. What about elitism, what about separatism, what about classism? That’s all.”