Lil Pump

Kevin Wong

Lil Pump to Deliver Harvard Commencement Speech

  /  02.25.2019

Lil Pump is joining the ranks of Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, and Bill Gates.

The “Gucci Gang” rapper will deliver the 2019 commencement speech at Harvard University, according to a press release and confirmed by WHRB Harvard Radio.

Harvard handpicked Pump, 18, to be its “youngest commencement speaker in history.” He joins an illustrious list of leaders and Nobel Peace Prize winners who have addressed the graduating class of the world’s most prestigious university, including Mark Zuckerberg, J.K. Rowling, and Al Gore.

“You don’t gotta graduate from Harvard to do this speech,” said Pump in a statement. “I dropped out, so they called me like they called the guy that made Windows and PCs and shit before I was born. You just need a cap and gown, which I got. When I found out, I was happy to give everyone a lesson. I’m all about the youth. Yes, they are the future. This is a preview of my speech, one word: ESSKEETIT!!!!!!”

The announcement arrives on the heels of Pump’s second album Harverd Dropout, which features appearances from Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Lil Uzi Vert, 2 Chainz, and more.

Harvard previously announced that German Chancellor Angela Merkel would the principal speaker at its 368th Commencement ceremony, which will take place on May 30.


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