The rapper, Dr. Kanye West, headed to the podium to speak to the students on Friday May 29 at the commencement speech of the graduation ceremony.
"When you are at your absolute best, you get hated the most" - Dr. Kanye West
Dr Kanye West imparted some fashion wisdom in his commencement speech to the graduating class of the Los Angeles Trade Tech College.
He had been teaching classes there as apart of the 250-hour community service sentence he received in March 2014 after he attacked a paparazzo at LAX.
In the speech, he said:
"It's a tough world out there. You're going to prepare yourself for politics, bad bosses, hating employees ,and usually when you're the absolute best, you get hated on the most. Even for me, as a successful musician, in order to make the transition it was really all but impossible. People always try to box you in to what they know you best for."
He also spoke on his daughter:
"Artists or the most successful artists are close to who they were when they were five-years-old, four-years-old, three-years-old or when my daughter wakes up and decides to make a career seven times a day 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."
Watch the full speech here:
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