Reported by Liku Zelleke
Kanye West is famous for a lot of things including his lack of control over his temper. His hotheadedness has managed to land him in many undesirable situations including a couple of fistfights with the paparazzi. One such incident led to his landing in court on misdemeanor charges.
West was charged with misdemeanor counts of battery and grand theft after getting into a fight in July 2013. During the incident that occurred at Los Angeles International Airport, he got into a confrontation with Daniel Ramos, an amateur freelance photographer.
Ramos claimed that West had punched him and wrestled with his camera. As a result, he decided to sue the rapper. A special plea was reached and West agreed to two years of probation, level-two anger management counseling (about 24 therapy sessions), and 250 hours of community service.
Keeping to that ruling, West decided that he should serve his community by teaching students at the Los Angeles Trade and Technical Center. It is a known fact that West does have more than just a knack for designing and fashion (his designs for Nike were sold out in hours), and so he decided that he would enlighten the students by sharing his wisdom. On the 19th of September, he was at the center giving a lecture.
Students were asked to show up after their day’s lessons were over to help other students with their work but were instead, invited to attend West’s lecture. According to students, the lecture went on for about two hours as West talked about the fashion industry and his personal struggle with getting people that are fans of his musical work to also embrace and understand the visions he has for his fashion endeavors. There were several more topics discussed.
One student who attended the class said that West talked about “a lot of stuff,” adding: “He was all over the place, but I mean, one of the main things he was talking about was … he was giving examples of different things and saying that having a Rolex or a Benz is not something that actually represents your success because there’s always something more expensive to buy. So, he was saying that success was really being able to do things for others as well as the people around you and yourself.”