Kanye West just received an honorary degree, and it’s a Doctorate in Arts.
Lately Kanye West has sparked quite the controversy amongst college students. First off, his rants about education and everything else have driven everybody insane. Second of all, his recent college speech was seen as abuse towards the global education system, because Kanye himself is a college dropout. Nevertheless, one college decided to give him an honorary degree in Arts.
The 37 year old rapper from Chicago, Illinois, won over the officials at the School of Art Institute in Chicago. They stated that West doesn’t really care about the music, but the things he can say through the music. According to the college officials, the rapper’s ability to “use art as a vehicle“ has turned him into an “art mogul” and that he received the honor to receive a Doctorate degree, even if it was just a honorary degree. Thus, on the 11th of May this year the school presented West with the honorary degree in a lavish ceremony, during which Kanye was spotted wearing a graduating hat and gown. He may not have gotten through college, but he still got to go to his graduation after all.
His wife, Kim Kardashian, wasn’t present at the graduation ceremony, because she was in Brazil for the launching of her new clothing line. Nevertheless, she didn’t miss the chance to brag about her husband’s honorary degree on the social media and she posted a picture of the ceremony with West smiling in his graduation uniform with the caption “Dr. Kanye West”. Kim stated that she was so proud of her husband and that his mother would be proud of him as well.
The vice president of the school, Lisa Wainwright, stated that she was impressed by West and she thought he was the right guy to receive the honorary degree.