Kanye West

Nick Carranza

Kanye West is going back to school, Yeezus style.

The "All Day" rapper made a surprise appearance at Los Angeles Trade Technical College Friday night to the delight of many students.

But instead of attending a class or serving as a guest professor, Kim Kardashian's husband decided to support the university's gold thimble fashion show featuring many up and coming designers.

Sitting in the front row with a smile on his face, West payed careful attention to the wide variety of sportswear, children's clothing, bathing suits and evening wear that crossed the runway and were made strictly from students.

"Usually, when you're the absolute best, you get hated on the most." (??: @rayzhon)

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Later on into the evening, Kanye took to the podium to deliver some remarks of encouragement to the fashion creators.

"If it's in your gut, if it's in your soul, there's nothing, there is no worldly possessions that should come between you and your expression," he explained. "I always had to fight to be accepted to love and I empathize with anyone in this era who has ever loved fashion."

He added, "Usually, when you're the absolute best, you get hated on the most." 

Kanye West

Nick Carranza

This isn't the first time the 37-year-old rapper has paid a visit to the college, which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year.

Last September, West spent about two hours speaking to a group of 40 students from their digital communications department as well as troubled youth who are part of a summer bride program and may not have graduated from high school.

A few months earlier, he reportedly participated in a three-hour lecture at the public community college.

—Additional reporting by Holly Passalaqua

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