Kanye West gave a lecture at Oxford University Monday because obviously, right? He's all about the speeches these days. But what did it take for the Oxford Guild Business Society to get Yeezus at the lectern? "Many hours negotiating against the odds," according to Guild chairman Abbas Kazmi. If only he'd clarify if it was the school trying to convince West to show up or the Guild trying to convince the school that having West speak wouldn't irreparably damage its centuries-old reputation. Either way, it can't have been easy.
But was it worth it? Well, if the live-tweeting by students attending the event was any indication, totally. He offered some gems like, "Why I say the Matrix is like the Bible and what is my definition of the Matrix?" and "We have the ability to approach our race like ants, or we have the ability to approach our race like crabs." Oh, and: "Obama calls the home phone, by the way."