{Throwback Thursday #TBT} : 12 Year-Old KANYE WEST Delivers MARTIN LUTHER KING Poem


Just ask former president George Bush, Taylor Swift (and the world), Kanye West has never been one not to speak his mind (or even his peace).

It’s no act though.Kanye 12 years old

Footage is floating around of a young Kanye at 12 years-old, stepping to the podium at school giving his Martin Luther King Day speech.

With a unique brand of self-assuredness atypical of a 12 year-old boy, young Kanye delivered:

My name is Kanye West and my poem is: ‘His Name Means Love’

A man who fought for freedom/A man who fought for equality/Those who were against him/Were too blind to see/What this man was fighting for/So Blacks, Hispanics, Jews and Asians could put their foot in the door/Yes, we know that this man is great/That’s why today we celebrate/Everyone lifts their voice and sing/For a man who wanted freedom to ring/Martin Luther King is who I’m speaking of/A man whose name means love.