Grainy footage of a 12-year-old Kanye West has emerged after his wife Kim Kardashian tweeted about it yesterday.

The upload dates from 2012, but it was shot in 1990, when West is seen reciting a poem about the civil rights leader. The full transcript and video can be seen below.

"A man who fought for freedom/A man who fought for equality
Those who were against him/Were too blind to see
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
Everyone lifts their voice and sing/For a man who wanted freedom to ring
Martin Luther King is who I'm speaking of/A man whose name means love."