Kanye West, a famous rapper, has admitted that he does not read books and that he would rather talk to people.
West shared his preference for a “good conversation” with Alo Yoga cofounder Danny Harris on the most recent episode of the “Alo Mind Full” podcast, which was released on Friday.
“I actually haven’t read any book,” West said.
“Reading is like eating Brussels sprouts for me,” West added. “And talking is like getting the Giorgio Baldi corn ravioli.”
West was making a reference to a well-known pasta dish that was available at a restaurant in Santa Monica called Giorgi Baldi. West and his ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian had visited this restaurant at one point.
West revealed in the course of the podcast that he only reads the opening and closing sentences of lengthy text messages. In addition, he vented his frustration regarding the expectation that in order for him to be respected, he must speak correct English.
“The idea of having to speak correct English, like, you’re not going to respect what I’m saying, even though you know what I’m saying, unless I’m speaking correct English,” West said.
He compared the process of correcting his speaking to being pulled over and required to perform a “alcohol test.”
Donda Academy is a private school that West established and named after his late mother. West also discussed this institution in his interview. Language arts, mathematics, and science are among the subjects that are taught at this school. In addition, the institution offers a variety of enrichment classes, such as “world language, visual art, film, choir, and parkour,” as stated on its website. Students can attend this institution from kindergarten all the way through the twelfth grade.
During the podcast interview, West expressed his belief that “standard curriculums” ought to be supplemented with various other types of education.
“We have to balance things with curriculums that allow for self-confidence,” West said. “Because so many of the schools and modern indoctrinations take away from the confidence that these future leaders would have in themselves.”
The next day after Rolling Stone published an article about Donda Academy, he made some comments about reading and the curriculum that is taught at his school. The news organization contacted two different sources, both of whom stated that it is unknown who teaches at the school and who sends their children there. According to the findings of the outlet, families are asked to sign nondisclosure agreements.
Insider’s requests for comment were not immediately met with a response from representatives of either West or the Donda Academy.