Kanye West is now a doctor

by | May 12, 2015 | POLITICS

Pop artist/rapper/designer/father Kanye West received an honorary Doctoral Degree earlier this week.

Pop artist/rapper/designer/father Kanye West received an honorary Doctoral Degree earlier this week.

Specifically, Kanye got the degree From the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and in his acceptance speech you see a rare glimpse into the star’s modesty (he even says he feels modest which I figure would turn the audience to stone.)

Kanye actually grew up in Chicago, and briefly attended Chicago’s American Academy of Art in 1997 where he took painting classes. He bailed on that and transferred to Chicago State University for a time to study English. He then bailed on that.

Then, he moved out west and recorded The College Dropout selling 441,000 copies in its first week.

I’m not sure where the life lesson is there, so it’s probably best not to think about it too hard.

So over the weekend, Kanye received his honorary doctorate and gave a speech peppered with jokes on some of his early-in-life antics – “George Bush…. makes really great self portraits” he says to applause – and how modest he feels to receive such an honor.

But before long, Kanye finds a way to talk about how he’ll make everyone else’s life easier because of this degree and how awesome he is.

We were close, but not that close, to a real human being in this speech.

Have a look below:

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