DISCLAIMER: The following article is an April Fools’ Day article. Though it may relate to real people or events, it is not factual.
Montclair State University will welcome hip-hop sensation Kanye West to its faculty as a new adjunct professor, beginning April 1, 2016.
After going public on Twitter about his $53 million personal debt, Montclair State reached out to West, offering him a position at the university.
On Feb. 15, West took to Twitter, posting, “Yes, I am personally rich and I can buy furs and houses for my family.” He followed that tweet with, “But, I need access to more money in order to bring more beautiful ideas to the world.”
West publicly reached out to billionaires such as Mark Zuckerberg via social media, seeking some relief in regards to his substantial debt.
Over direct message on Twitter, Montclair State reached out to West and informed him of an open position in the arts department — which would give him the freedom to collaborate and create with young, innovative artists similar to himself.
Although it will take far more than a few semesters of teaching at Montclair State for him to balance his personal budget, he is excited for the new position.
On March 29, West took to Twitter saying, “So excited and #blessed for my new position at @MontclairStateU. Can’t wait to CREATE.”
West is well-qualified for this position, considering that, in May 2015, he received his Honorary Doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Although West himself may be a college dropout, his Honorary Ph.D is a remarkable accomplishment.
A preview of his lesson plan includes the creation of a bronze statue made in his own image that will be on display outside of the Student Center. He is not worried about the debt it may bring to the university, as he is more concerned with the free-flowing creation of art that he feels will “make the world a better place.”
The statue will cost an estimated $420,000 — double the cost of the bronze Red Hawk statue installed last year.
Montclair State looks forward to welcoming West with open arms as a new faculty member, anticipating groundbreaking art, as well as helping this pop-culture icon lower his personal debt. As it turns out, being married to a Kardashian is not enough to support a superstar like West.