Kanye West Returns to Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Kanye returned to the site of his community service hours to give LATTC graduates a proper sendoff.

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Dr. Kanye West returned to Los Angeles Trade-Technical College on Friday, the former home of his community service-inspired teaching engagement. West was in attendance for LATTC's Golden Thimble Fashion Show, a presentation of fashion students' own work united by a predetermined theme.

Speaking to LATTC graduates, West delivered an expectedly quotable sermon on the virtues of independence, creative bravery, and self-empowerment. "When you're the absolute best," West told students, "you get hated on the most."

Back in September of 2014, West visited LATTC as part of his community service requirements stemming from an LAX paparazzi incident. If you're wondering how impactful West's exponential immersion in fashion has actually been, just ask adidas and/or every fashion school on the planet.

Watch the full speech below.


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