Kanye West has always been the maker of his own destiny. From the time he predicted his own success and actually achieved it, to the many times he silenced any detractors who had contended he would never become a fashion icon, often his self-righteous demeanor and audacious claims that he’s the best are enough to disenchant fans to his accomplishments, and yet his proclamations feel warranted at the same time. In his latest public appearance at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a lecture which touched on his musical exploits, fashion inspirations, and everything in between gave students in attendance a more personable look at the renaissance man and his polarizing beliefs.

Following the lecture, Mr. West received an honorary doctorate degree from the school.

You can listen to the entire lecture below. If you’d like to read the full transcript, head over to Complex.

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