Kim Kardashian shares clip of teen Kanye reciting MLK poem

Posted on Jan 19 2016 - 3:01pm by

Yeezy was already dropping rhymes in middle school.

Kim Kardashian shared a vintage video on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of her eventual husband Kanye West reciting an inspirational poem he’d penned to honor the civil rights hero.

The pint-sized rapper’s verses, titled “His Name Is Love,” celebrate King’s fight for equality “so blacks, Hispanics, Jews and Asians could put their foot in the door.”

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Show and Tea at Chateau Marmont on Oct. 20 in Los Angeles.Donato Sardella/Getty Images for CFDA/Vogue

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Show and Tea at Chateau Marmont on Oct. 20 in Los Angeles.

“Yes, we know that this man is great / That’s why today we celebrate and everyone lifts their voice and sing / For a man who wanted freedom to ring,” West delivers forcefully, albeit in a prepubescent tenor.

“Martin Luther King is who I’m speaking of / A man whose name means love.”

The video was shot in 1990, according to a YouTube link Kardashian provided — making the budding poet about 13.

“Baby Kanye reciting a Martin Luther King poem,” the reality-TV mogul captioned her Instagram video Monday. “Happy Martin Luther King Day.”

Kardashian shared the video last year, too, one day after the holiday.

“I wish I posted this yesterday! How cute is my baby!!!!!!! #MLK,” she tweeted.

The Grammy-winning West was writing poetry as early as age 5, his late mother, Donda West, previously told the Chicago Tribune. He went on to write a rap song called “Green Eggs and Ham” at 13.

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