Kanye West shared that he rejects literature, comparing books to a vegetable often despised by children.
During a new episode of the “Alo Mind Full” podcast that aired Friday, the outspoken rapper told Alo’s Danny Harris and Alyson Wilson that he’s never read any literature and prefers to talk.
“I haven’t actually read any books,” West said. “Reading is like eating Brussels sprouts for me. And talking is like getting Giorgio Baldi corn ravioli.
The hitmaker’s confession comes after a Rolling Stone report that parents were required to sign confidentiality agreements to send their children to his tuition-based private Christian school. The school, Donda Academy, is named after his late mother, Donda West, who was a teacher.
The school is not yet accredited, Rolling Stone reported.
Students at the Simi Valley, Calif., academy participate in “whole school education,” core classes in language arts, math and science, plus lunch, recess and enrichment courses such as visual art, film , chorus and parkour, according to the school website.
“Using an ethic of integrity and caring, 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 and critical thinking. and problem solving,” an “About Us” section of the Donda Academy website reads.