Kanye West has revealed that he has never read a book – and insists that the world needs to ‘outlaw stairs’ to ‘maximize our existence’ in a bizarre new interview – while sharing his Elon Musk-inspired vision for his new $15,000-a-year private Christian school, Donda Academy.
Kanye, 45, sat down with Alo Yoga’s CEO and co-founder Danny Harris for the sportswear brand’s new podcast, Mind Full, during which he compared reading to eating ‘Brussels sprouts’ and said he thinks humans are eventually going to learn to communicate without speaking – like ‘Jedi’ from Star Wars.
He also hit back at people who have called him ‘crazy,’ claiming that it ‘hurts his feelings’ and insisting that while some critics might not think he’s ‘right’ about some things, he thinks he’s just ‘not right now.’
The rapper also claimed that he believes society should cater more to elderly people by eliminating all stairs and replacing them with ramps instead, since ‘we’ll all turn to old-folks’ one day.
‘We haven’t designed our world up to this point to maximize our existence on this planet as a species,’ he explained.
Kanye West has revealed that he never read a book, and claimed that the world needs to ‘outlaw stairs’ to ‘maximize’ our existence in a baffling new interview
Kanye, 45, sat down with Alo Yoga’s CEO and co-founder Danny Harris for the sportswear brand’s new podcast, Mind Full, during which he compared reading to eating ‘Brussels sprouts’
Kanye said he thinks humans are eventually going to learn to communicate without speaking – like ‘Jedi’ from Star Wars
‘I’m really big on outlawing stairs. We can have up-ramps but not up-stairs. Everything should be designed like an old-folks home.
‘If we’re lucky, we’ll all turn to old-folks. Why, while we’re in the position of power to determine what the world looks like and how it functions, are we all selfishly designing and not considering how it should be in the future?’
The rapper also claimed that he believes society should cater more to elderly people by eliminating all stairs and replacing them with ramps instead, since ‘we’ll all turn to old-folks’ one day
Kanye, who split from his wife-of-eight-years, Kim Kardashian, 41, in February 2021, ranted about how people are taught to not be ‘expressive’ from a young age, and are told to ‘use their words’ rather than show their emotions.
He also explained that he is now ‘practicing and learning a new style of language,’ in which he doesn’t use words that he feels are ‘classist.’
He said people should talk more like Yoda from Star Wars, and only use words that they ‘absolutely need.’
The fashion designer shares four kids with the reality star – North, nine, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, three; he added that he thinks that his grandkids or great-grandkids will one day get to the ‘level of language’ where they don’t have to speak at all, but instead, just look at one another, like ‘straight Jedi.’
‘We had this one moment earlier, where Danny asked me about the fabrics and I didn’t even have to say a word. We were communicating with a head nod, like straight Jedi,’ he shared.
‘That was the one moment that showed where we’ll get to, where our great-grandkids or grandkids will get to.’
Kanye, who professed to spending more time watching Star Wars than he did focusing on school, also revealed that he has never read a book.
‘I actually haven’t ready any book,’ he stated. ‘Reading is like eating Brussels sprouts for me. And talking is like getting the Giorgio Baldi corn ravioli.’
‘We haven’t designed our world up to maximize our existence,’ Kanye (seen in 2015) explained. ‘I’m really big on outlawing stairs. Everything should be designed like an old-folks home’
‘Why, while we’re in power to determine what the world looks like and how it functions, are we not considering the future?’ Kanye (pictured with ex-wife Kim Kardashian in 2014) asked
Kanye also explained that he is now ‘practicing and learning a new style of language,’ in which he doesn’t use words that he feels are ‘classist’
Kanye made headlines in recent weeks, after it was revealed that he had opened his own school in Simi Valley, California, which is dedicated to ‘preparing students to become the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and innovators by providing them with a world-class education that includes a rigorous core curriculum, and an emphasis on sustainability, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving,’ according to its website.
Donda enrolment is believed to cost $15,000 per year, but a statement on its website claims that ‘everyone is welcome to apply regardless of financial situation.’
The school currently offers core classes in Mathematics, English Language, and Arts and Science, alongside regular Christian worship and two obligatory ‘enrichment classes.’
These include Visual Arts, Film, World Language, Choir, and Parkour – a form of exercise that typically involves running, climbing, and vaulting with graceful, fluid motions from one point to another.
However, a Rolling Stone probe of the school unveiled a number of abnormalities, including a lack of detail regarding the curriculum compared to similar schools.
Information from two sources also indicated that families of those enrolled in the school have been mandated to sign nondisclosure agreements.
During the podcast, Kanye defended his Donda Academy, insisting that the institute is helping to grow the confidence of ‘future leaders.’
‘I have to be able to throw my version onto the curriculum,’ he said. ‘The standard curriculums that are there, they show you how to be in today’s society and all of that, but we have to balance them.
He added that he thinks that his grandkids or great-grandkids will get to the ‘level of language’ where they don’t have to speak, but instead, just look at one another, like ‘straight Jedi’
Kanye (seen with his kids) made headlines in recent weeks, after it was revealed that he had opened his own private Christian school in Simi Valley, California
During the 36-minute podcast, Kanye (seen with Kim and his kids) defended his new school, Donda Academy, insisting that it is helping to grow the confidence of ‘future leaders’
‘We have to allow for self-confidence. So many schools take away from the confidence that these future leaders have for themselves. Those less confident leaders lead on lying as opposed to leading on the truth first.
‘We have to educate the critical mass on esteem, on religions – all the religions. We have to educate the critical mass on yoga, financial literacy, we have to expose information.
‘We have to educate on physics – how do things actually work? How do pipes and water actually work? Our school is around engineering.
‘Our school is going to expose the engineering of food, shelter, clothing, automotive, computer, hardware and software, financial literacy, and just as a shoutout to Elon [Musk], rocket science.’
Throughout the 36-minute interview, Kanye also referred to himself as the ‘black Brad Pitt’ or ‘black Leo,’ and added that he feels he is never wrong, but instead, ahead of his time.
‘It’s not that I’m not right, sometimes I’m just not right now,’ he said. ‘I have to be here because it’s not a good thing to be too ahead because then you lose the audience.’
Earlier this month, the 45-year-old furiously posted screengrabs of a text argument between him and Kim over where their children should go to school, which he captioned simply with a popcorn emoji.
The kids currently attend a posh private school in Los Angeles, but Kanye evidently wanted them to be transferred to his own newly opened Donda Academy.
In the texts, Kanye raged at Kim, ‘You don’t have say so of where the kids go to school,’ before asking, ‘Why [do you] get [a] say. ‘Cause you half white?’
He said his institution, which requires all students to sign NDAs, focuses on ‘physics’ and ‘engineering,’ and teaching kids ‘how things actually work’
Kanye added that the school is set to ‘expose’ children to ‘the engineering of food, shelter, clothing, automotive, computer, hardware and software, financial literacy, and as a shoutout to Elon Musk, rocket science.’ They are seen earlier this year
Throughout the interview, Kanye (seen in 2019) referred to himself as the ‘black Brad Pitt’ or ‘black Leo,’ and added that he feels he is never wrong, but instead, ahead of his time
Earlier this month, the Kanye posted screengrabs of a text argument between him and Kim over where their children should go to school. They currently go to a private school in LA, but Kanye evidently wanted them to attend Donda Academy
He also aimed a jibe at Kim’s mother Kris Jenner, whom he referred to as ‘Kris Jong Un’ a couple of years ago.
Kim retorted by sending him a message from Kris herself, who begged him to stop berating her because of how much it ‘stresses’ her at her age of 66.
‘Y’all don’t have so so over my black children and where they go to school. They will not do playboy and sex tapes,’ Kanye fired back, taking a jab at Kim’s star-making porn video and her Playboy cover. ‘Tell your Clinton friends to come get me. I’m here.’
Days later, however, Kanye returned to Instagram to reveal that he and Kim had seemingly worked things out.
‘Hi guys I’m baaaaack. Sorry to take so long to post I just had a good meeting with Kim about the schools,’ he updated.
The father-of-four spoke briefly about his highly controversial breakup from Kim during the podcast, explaining that she raises their children 80 per cent of the time, while he watches them 20 per cent of the time.
He also addressed people who have called him ‘crazy’ over the years, stating, ‘People shame the concept of mental health. It is the lowest form of discrimination.
‘Even a crazy person can call you crazy. It’s an interesting weight to carry. It’s like a mark of the beast on my ego.
‘I can do something crazy in the best way, but if a random person on the street says, ‘That was crazy,’ I feel like s**t for a little bit.
‘It hurts as a human being, it hurts my feelings. Then I start to talk about how I made all this money to try to compensate for people downing me.’
This content was originally published here.