Kanye West is now officially a doctor after receiving an honorary degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
West dropped out of college when he was 20 but has now graduated with a doctorate.
The newly crowned Dr. West was recognised for “transformative, genre-defying work” at the ceremony, because Kanye is definitely the kind of guy who needs an ego boost.
The usually confident West, however, admitted he was nervous on this occasion:
I don’t feel that feeling a lot, the nerves of humility and modesty when being honoured. A humanisation a reality of being recognised. And all I thought as I sit here kind of shaking a little bit is ‘I need to get rid of that feeling.’Advertisement
The college decided to honour the star after a member of staff read that the 37-year-old always wished he’d gone there.
In his acceptance speech, West added:
I am a pop artist. So my medium is public opinion and the world is my canvas.
It was such a special occasion, that Kanye even managed to crack a smile!