Following the celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, Kim Kardashian shared a touching video of Kanye West in middle school reciting a poem about Dr. King. The video was originally uploaded to YouTube in 2012, but it appears that a good portion of the views and activity on the page came once Kim tweeted out the link yesterday. During the short clip, a 12-year old Kanye took the podium with a confidence that has stuck with him throughout his entire career, as he spoke about Dr. King's quest for freedom and fight for equality for all races and people of the world. The transcript of the poem can be read below, while the footage can be viewed above.
A man who fought for freedom/A man who fought for equality/Those who were against him/Were too blind to see/What this man was fighting for/So Blacks, Hispanics, Jews and Asians could put their foot in the door/Yes, we know that this man is great/That’s why today we celebrate/Everyone lifts their voice and sing/For a man who wanted freedom to ring/Martin Luther King is who I’m speaking of/A man whose name means love.