Kanye West launched Yeezy Christian Academy as the latest initiative for education.
The Grammy Award-winning rapper, mogul, and presidential candidate included a video to announce his new project to demonstrate the responsibility that citizens hold for the future of children in America.
“Dear Future, I still believe in you. We still believe in you. We believe in our families,” the children in an all-blue uniform bearing the letters ‘YCA’ state throughout the video. “In our future, we will heal. Our future has homes for everyone. Our future has food for everyone. Our future has love. Jesus loves everyone. Let’s lead with love! Our future is waiting on us!”
The video features West’s daughter North and son Saint, alongside nephew Mason Disick and niece Penelope Disick.
Offering glimpses of the campus’ blue walls, skate ramps, and musical activities engaged, West’s vision is to start a school based on the founding pillars of faith, music, communication, collaboration and creativity.
The announcement came a week prior to the 2020 U.S. Presidential race. Today, it has been reported that over 60,000 Americans have voted for the hip-hop star as their elected president across 12 states on Tuesday, November 3.
West is set to appear on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday, November 4, following the election day. The rapper’s presidential campaign and ballot qualification issues refute a possible win for West in this year’s elections, but he is sure to run again and win the 2024 presidential race.
“It was something that God put in my heart back in 2015. A few days before the MTV awards it hit me in the shower,” West told podcast host Joe Rogan. “When I first thought of it, I just started laughing to myself and all this joy came over my body, through my soul.”