Students at the University live-blogged ‘Ye’s lecture, which covered a wide variety of topics.
BI reports that more than 1,600 students and administrators attended the event dubbed by the guild as “the biggest speaker of the year.”
While a full visual of the event is expected to be released soon, students provided commentary via Twitter of ‘Ye’s dialogue using the hashtag #YeOx.
Two of the University’s publications provided coverage. The Tab tweeted quotes from ‘Ye like, “beauty has been stolen from the people and is being sold back to them as luxury
#YeezOx” and “people say I’ve got a bad reputation. I think I’ve got the best reputation in the building #YeezOx.”
An editor from the other student-led publication Versa, spoke to BI about Kanye’s monumental appearance.
“Everyone went crazy staying up all night to get tickets,” said Ruth Maclean, a philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) undergraduate. “Not every lecturer at Oxford is as exciting as Kanye. It was pretty surreal seeing Kanye in a drab lecture theatre in Oxford; 300 students sitting in awed silence as he went on a mad stream of consciousness was not really the usual situation you expect to see a world-famous rapper. I heard him say a lot of new stuff which you don’t really hear in public — he seemed to have a more political slant outside just music — in fact he barely spoke about music at all. He moved from one thing to another so quickly that your mind felt frazzled — art, philosophy, politics — and seemed to suggest a vision of the future where art and politics would not be separate — where creative endeavor permeated every area of life.”
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