Kanye West says he’s the kind of person who would rather learn from “good conversation.” He is admitting that he actually hasn’t ever “read any book.”
During a recent appearance on Alo Yoga’s “Alo Mind Full” podcast, West noted that reading books isn’t his thing. In the episode, titled “Ye: Music and Fashion Icon,” the rapper said he’s a bigger fan of “good conversation” as a way to learn.
“I actually haven’t read any book,” West replied. “Reading is like eating Brussels sprouts for me. And talking is like getting the Giorgio Baldi corn ravioli.”
West’s remark was a reference to a famous pasta dish served at Giorgi Baldi’s Santa Monica restaurant.
He also admitted in the interview to only reading the first and last paragraphs in long text messages.
The conversation turned to West’s non-accredited private school, Donda Academy, in Simi Valley, California. He discussed the need for “balance” in curriculum.
“We have to balance things with curriculums that allow for self-confidence,” the 45-year-old rapper shared. “Because so many of the schools and modern indoctrinations take away from the confidence that these future leaders would have in themselves.”
The school recently made headlines after a report surfaced that parents had to sign a nondisclosure agreement.
A description on the school website reads, “Using an ethic of integrity and care, Donda Academy prepares students to become the next generation of leaders, thinkers and innovators by providing them with a world-class education that includes a rigorous core curriculum, and an emphasis on sustainability, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving.”
West was previously married to Kim Kardashian, who filed for divorce from the rapper after nearly seven years of marriage. The two share four children.