Kanye West Receives Honorary Doctorate From the Art Institute of Chicago

By  Anny Jules          By  Getty Images   

By Anny Jules         By Getty Images  


You can now call him Dr. Kanye West. 

On Monday, May 11, Kanye West received an honorary doctorate from the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Kanye’s doctorate is a monumental feat for the rapper who has openly talked about dropping out of college. 

Even his debut album “The College Dropout” addresses his decision to quit school. On the album, Kanye raps, “ain’t no tuition for having no ambition.”

But though he decided to drop out, Kanye was all smiles while receiving his doctorate and revealed during his acceptance speech that he always wanted to receive a degree from the Art Institute of Chicago. 

“When I was giving a lecture at Oxford, I brought up this school, because when I went on a mission to create in other spaces—apparel, film, performance—it would have been easier to have just said I had a degree at the Art Institute of Chicago! Thank you,” Kanye told the crowd. 

Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian was at the ceremony supporting him and later posted an Instagram photo of  her husband smiling in his cap and gown. 

“Dr. Kanye West!!!!!!! I'm so proud of you baby & I know your mom would be so proud too!!!!” Kim wrote as her Instagram caption. 

Check out the photo here:  


Congratulations to  Dr. Kanye West!