We’re very excited to welcome our very first celebrity Agony Aunt, Kanye “Yeezus” West! He’s a legendary rapper, singer, songwriter and prophet with the ego to boot. He’s given some RMIT students wisdom that could only ever come from the mouth of ‘Ye.
*These are legitimate quotes from Kanye West.
Hi Kanye, I have this really great job opportunity in London after my honours. But there’s a girl in Melbourne and I don’t know if I can leave her? What should I choose? Billy, 24
I don’t know what’s better, gettin’ paid or gettin’ laid.
Hey Kanye, I’m a fashion student who’s just so inspired by your work with Marc Jacobs. What was working with him like? Chelsea, 19
I thank Marc Jacobs so much for giving me the opportunity to design a shoe for Louis Vitton, but the thing that broke my heart the most was when they said, “You’re finished. The shoe’s finished.”
Hi ‘Ye, I’m a member of the Socialist Alternative and we’re holding a rally against Israeli American apartheid and Tony Abbott. Wanna come? Sam, 28
I liberate minds with my music. That’s more important than a few people liberated from apartheid or whatever.
Hello Kanye, what other geniuses inspire you? Who do you look to base yourself on? Cory, 18
I think I do myself a great disservice by comparing myself to Steve Jobs or Walt Disney and human beings we’ve seen before. It should be more like Willy Wonka…and this is my chocolate factory.
Dear Yeezus, I’m a man of God like you. How do we keep people in the faith? George, 64
I’m just trying to say the way schools need teachers, the way Kathie Lee needed Regis, that’s the way y’all need Jesus.
Hiya Kanye, How do you like to listen to your rap? I listen to it during a good run round the park. Susie, 56
I don’t even listen to rap. My apartment’s too nice to listen to rap in.
Hey ‘Ye, I’m currently working on my second EP. Any advice? Jimmy, 21
I didn’t want to play it boring and safe. Also I didn’t want to innovate too much. Second albums, man, they’re even scarier than first ones.
Hi Kanye, I’m trying to get my students into reading more classic literature. How can I get them into the groove? Abegail, 36