The future rap superstar's poem, titled "His Name Means Love," speaks of King's dream of equality, and his impact on future generations.
"A man who fought for freedom, a man who fought for equality, those who were against him were too blind to see," Kanye recites from behind the podium. "What this man was fighting for: So Blacks, Hispanics, Jews and Asians could put their foot in the door. Yes, we know that this man is great. That's why today we celebrate, if everyone lifts their voice and sings, for a man who wanted freedom to ring. Martin Luther King is who I'm speaking of. A man whose name means love."