“Kanye West to Receive an Honorary Doctorate from the Art Institute of Chicago"

By Yumia Hobbs       By Getty Images  

By Yumia Hobbs       By Getty Images  

  

The year 2015 has been the year of accolades and recognition for Kanye West and all of his brilliant work over the years, and his latest honor may be the biggest yet. The Chicago native is slated to receive an honorary doctorate from the Art Institute of Chicago during its 2015 commencement ceremony. The ceremony will be streamed live at http://streamback.com/saic/spring2015/ at 2pm EST. Of course, there has been quite a bit a controversy behind the decision of faculty dean Lisa Wainwright and SAIC President, Walter E. Massey, but they are firmly believe in their decision and Wainwright defended it by saying, “"The guy is smart, the music is beautiful, it's complicated, it's post-modern, it's hip, it's awakening," said Wainwright, "I couldn't be happier," in an interview with The FADER last month. TeamKanyeDaily took to their Instagram account to post a few photos of Kanye, who was all smiles, at the SAIC commencement-eve lecture last night. You can find the photos along with clips of Kanye speaking on artist responsibility and misconceptions on the TeamKanyeDailyInstagram page: https://instagram.com/teamkanyedaily/.