Just call him Dr. West. Kanye, who briefly attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago before rising to fame, is no longer a college dropout. He received an honorary doctorate on May 11, and Kim made it very clear she’s ‘proud’ of her ‘baby!’
Well, this was certainly unexpected. Kanye West, 37, who is a college dropout, was awarded an honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on May 11. Following the ceremony, Kim Kardashian, 34, gushed about her husband, whom she’s now referring to as “Dr. Kanye West,” on Instagram. See the loving message she sent him online.
Kanye West Gets Honorary Doctorate — Kim Kardashian Sends Congratulations
Kanye was recognized for his “transformative, genre-defying work,” according to DNAinfo. He even gave a peculiar acceptance speech, during which he poked fun at his unapologetic behavior in the past and said, “I am a pop artist, so my medium is public opinion, and the world is my canvas.” Read his full speech below.
“I am a pop artist. So my medium is public opinion and the world is my canvas. ‘I’m sorry’ is something that you can use a lot, it gives you the opportunity to give your opinion, apologize for it, and give you opinion again (laughs). You should not be sorry for your opinions!”
“George Bush (pauses as the audience laugh) has some very cool self-portraits. I didn’t know he was an artist.”
“I felt my nerves a bit and I don’t feel that feeling a lot. The nerves of humility and modesty when being honoured, a humanization, a reality, of being recognized, and all I thought as I sit here kinda shaking a little bit, is, I need to get rid of that feeling! I need to not be nervous.”
“This honor is gonna make your lives easier. Two reasons; you don’t have to defend me as much (laughs) and, I’m gonna make all of our lives easier. And it’s these Floyd Mayweather belts that are needed to prove what I’ve been saying my entire life. Where there’s the co-sign of Paul McCartney grabbing me, and saying ‘It’s OK, he doesn’t bite white people’ or The New York Times cover, or the Time most influential cover. And now a doctorate at The Art institute of Chicago. When I was giving a lecture at Oxford, I brought up this school because when I went on that mission to create in other spaces, apparel, film, performance, it would have been easier if I could have said that I had a degree at the Art Institute of Chicago. Thank you.”
Kim, who is in Brazil, promoting her new book, Selfish, congratulated her hubby on Instagram with a sweet pic and message.
Clearly, Kim’s one proud wife.
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— Chris Rogers