West hit up Oxford University to address students during a lecture. Besides proclamations that racism is dead and that North West’s toys can only be of the “inspirational” sort (whatever that means to an 18 month old), West did have some great ideas about the fashion world and how it needs to be more egalitarian. The rapper talked about how much he despises class distinctions and how they influence the world of consumerism. In Kanye’s world, it shouldn’t matter if you have $4 dollars or $400,000 dollars – you should have access to quality. “Clothing should be like food. There should never be a $5,000 sweater. You know what should cost $5,000? A car should be $5,000. And you know who should work on the car? The people that work on the $500,000 cars,” he said. “All the best talent in the world needs to work for the people. And I am so f*****g serious about this concept that I will stand in front of anyone and fight for it. Because I was 14 and middle class. I know what it felt like to not get what I have.”
And it seems like Yeezy, who Madonna calls a “beautiful mess,” is following through on his crusade to break class barriers. Before hitting Oxford to make his speech, West paid a visit to the Carnaby Street Adidas Store in London to help hand out free pairs of his Yeezy Boost sneaker. At least he’s working on that ego like he said.