Harvard applicant Ethan Kim had his application deferred, which means his chances of getting into the school haven’t evaporated, but they aren’t great either.
Ethan Kim really had his heart set on going to Harvard. The teenager from Ardrey Kell high school in Charlotte, North Carolina had his application deferred, though, which greatly dimmed his chances of getting in.
So, he decided to make a rap video to show what he’s made of. And the “Curvy Korean” dropped some FIRE bars!
Check it out in the video above.
I mean, it’s good — then 2:24 hits and you’re left wondering, who is this kid? As he puts the pedal to the metal.
According to the Charlotte Observer, after completing it, Kim uploaded the video to the supplemental items tab on his Harvard portal, which is where you typically add certifications and other things that could help you stand out from the pack.
But the school likely wouldn’t have needed him to do that in order to see it. The video, as of this date, March 1, 2020, has already amassed 622,300 views on YouTube alone.
And with those views has come a horde of supporters, rooting him on.
Some of the best YouTube comments:
“I’m not sure if Harvard will let him in, but something tells me a record label will. Lol!”
“If he doesn’t get in we riot”
“this man studied lil dicky. good luck getting in big homie, if you don’t get in, stay original and you’ll be successful anywhere”
“He has mad courage yet is authentic. He’s unapologetic yet gracious. This guy is awesome! I was accepted to the Harvard class of ‘24 and I want to be his classmate 🙌”
“Havard let Ethan Kin in or he’s dropping a disstrack.”
Twitter has been equally supportive of the young rapper:
I don’t care what this kids scores are. I see something very special.
Ethan Kim is on my radar.
— Alberto DeJesus (@albertojdejesus) March 1, 2020
Best demonstrated interest I’ve seen… https://t.co/RNoIUxFE36
— Erin Alexa (@Erin_Alexa_) February 22, 2020
— ComboDombo (@CombuhDombuh) February 29, 2020
THIS GUY GOT A DEFERRAL FROM HARVARD AND HE MADE A RAP TELLING THEM TO LET HIM IN AND IT ACTUALLY SLAPS. THE RAP, THE VIDEO, THE PRODUCTION. EVERYTHING https://t.co/Vwzh672Ub6
— grace⁷ ♡ ON 🦑ㅣ★☆★⁹’⁰ (@PRODBlN) February 29, 2020
This guy will be a billionaire whether he gets in to Harvard or not. Super creative. Learn.
— Money and Honor (@MoneyandHonor) February 28, 2020
This man deserves it https://t.co/ccuZlbDBM5
— Jack Brister (@BristerJack) February 22, 2020
We have to concur — Harvard, let him in! His application has been deferred to December. We’ll see if this helped him out come Christmas time!