Kanye West got a pretty sweet deal for attacking a paparazzo last July. He took a plea, agreeing to attend anger management therapy and complete 250 hours of community service. While most of us envision court-ordered community service as picking up trash on the side of a road or serving food at a soup kitchen -- both tasks that involve wearing unflattering clothing -- West got to do, well, pretty much his favorite thing ever: Talk about fashion.
For the past six weeks, according to TMZ, West has been paying visits to L.A. Trade Technical College, a community college in Los Angeles that focuses on fashion design. He's been regaling students with stories of his own trials and tribulations in the fashion industry. On Monday, he spoke for three hours about designers, says TMZ's source. This apparently really does count as a non-traditional form of community service. (A rep for LATTC did not immediately respond to our request to confirm the talks.)
As we all know, there are few things West loves more than an opportunity to speak without interruption, especially about the industry. And only West would figure out a way to turn a battery charge into such an opportunity.
If anyone who attends LATTC reads this site and wants to write a recap of one of his talks for us, please be our guest: firstname.lastname@example.org.