This is Kanye West Reciting a Poem About Martin Luther King Jr. in Middle School

blame it on Illy January 21, 2015

Vintage footage of young Kanye West reciting a poem about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in middle school has surfaced just days after the MLK holiday on Monday.

Mr. West’s boo Kim tweeted the clip yesterday and it features a 12-year-old Kanye confidently speaking about Dr. King’s quest for freedom and fight for equality for all races. Watch it up top.

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