While giving a speech at the Oxford University earlier in the week before jetting to Paris for the Fashion Week, Kanye West talked about class divisions and elitism as a plague on the modern world used to discriminate against people, though racism may be fading away.
“They think we’re done with racism. What about elitism? What about separatism? What about classism?”
“You know what should cost $5,000? A car should be $5,000,” he declared. “And you know who should work on the car? The people who work on the $500,000 cars. All the best talent in the world needs to work for the people.”
“I’m successful in learning about the beauty that is afforded rich people,” he said during his Oxford speech. “But in learning that, being brought up middle-class, it’s something that is beating out of my chest. ‘Wait a second, I was middle-class, and I didn’t get to see none of this shit!’”
“Class is the new way to discriminate against people, to hold people down, to hold people in their place based on where their kids go to school, how much money they make, what they drive, where they live and what type of clothes they have and how much they have in their account for retirement,” he said at the time.