So inspiring! Kanye West went from a college dropout to an honorary doctorate recipient. The other person who can parallel this journey is Bill Gates.
Huffington Post reported that the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago on Monday, 11th May conferred the rapper with an honorary doctorate for his ‘transformative, genre-defying work.‘
During his acceptance speech, Kanye made the following hilarious statement:
“This honor is gonna make your lives easier, Two reasons: You don’t have to defend me as much and I’m going to make all of our lives easier. And it’s these Floyd Mayweather belts that are needed to prove what I’ve been saying my entire life. Whether it’s the cosign of Paul McCartney grabbing me and saying, ‘It’s okay he doesn’t bite white people.’ Or The New York Times cover. Or the Time ‘Most Influential’ cover. And now, a doctorate at the Art Institute of Chicago.”
“When I was giving a lecture at Oxford,” he continued, “I brought up this school because when I went on that mission to create in other spaces — apparel, film, performance — it would have been easier if I could have said I had a degree at the Art Institute of Chicago.”
His wife, Kim Kardashian who is currently in Brazil for a business trip took to Instagram to congratulate him.
“Dr. Kanye West!!!!!!! I’m so proud of you baby & I know your mom would be so proud too!!!!”