Harvard says Lil Pump not replacing Angela Merkel as 2019 commencement speaker
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Rapper Lil Pump will not be replacing German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the 2019 Harvard commencement speaker, the university confirmed to The Hill Monday.

"As previously announced, Angela Merkel will be Harvard’s Commencement 2019 speaker," the university said.


Warner Bros. sent out a press release Monday claiming that the 18-year-old rapper would be delivering the commencement speech, according to multiple reports.

"You don't gotta graduate from Harvard to do this speech," Lil Pump said in the press release, according to Complex. "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!!!!!!"

Lil Pump is currently promoting his new album, Harverd Dropout, and has frequently suggested that he dropped out of the university to "save the rap game."

His label says Harvard officials "handpicked" Lil Pump to become the "youngest commencement speaker in history."

Harvard did not immediately respond to further clarification about whether Lil Pump would be speaking at the ceremony.