Kanye West addressed the Oxford University Union this week, with over 350 students turning up to hear the rapper speak at the Museum of Natural History. The rapper reportedly arrived to rapturous applause and received a minute-long standing ovation before arranging the furniture on-stage to make it "aesthetically better."

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First on the agenda was Kanye's personality, particularly his ego that has come under fire in recent years. Last month, he attempted to crash Beck's acceptance speech at the Grammys to claim - once again - that Beyonce should have won the award for Best Album. The rapper later apologized to the singer-songwriter and briefly covered his apparent self-admiration at the Oxford event.

"One of my biggest achilles heels has beanery ego. And if I, Kanye West, can remove my ego, I think there's hope for everyone," he said.

"People say I've got a bad reputation. I think I've got the best reputation in the building," he added, later.

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Kanye has also come under criticism recently for his over-priced Adidas range, which he had promised to make cheaper.

"Clothing should be like food," he told students, "There should never be a $5000 sweater. You know what should cost $5000? A car..."

Elsewhere in a long and energetic speech in which he spoke very little on the subject of music, Kanye revealed he and President Obama are closer than we may have assumed.

"Now I understand that I'm just serving, and with my voice and my ability to build relationships, and call Elon Musk or Obama out of the blue - Obama calls the home phone, by the way - with that I have a responsibility to serve," he said.

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