Just Call Him Dr. College Dropout: Kanye West To Get Honorary Doctorate
Dr. Kanye West. We’re sure Kanye likes the sound of that. The rapper and sometime designer, will receive a honorary doctorate degree from the Art Institute of Chicago. Of course, West made the announcement himself in an interview with Clique. According to West, the honor will be bestowed upon him on May 5.
West, who made his 2004 debut with the CD entitled The College Dropout, boasted he has always been gifted.
“I was a gifted artist since age five and won national competitions and went to art school,” West said.
The 37-year-old Chicago native did briefly attend the American Academy of Art and Chicago State University (where his late mother was a professor) before leaving school out to pursue music when he was 20, reports Black Enterprise.
West seems to be in a collegiate mood. Just last month, he gave a lecture to the Oxford Guild Society at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History where he said he regretted not attending the Art Institute.
“If I could have done it again, I would have gone to the Art Institute over the American Academy,” Daily Mail reports the Grammy winning hip hop star as saying.