college dropout kanye west goes back to school

Yeezy receives a doctorate of fine arts, Donda would be proud.

by Courtney DeWitt and i-D Staff
12 May 2015, 1:15pm

"I am a pop artist so my medium is public opinion and the world is my canvas." - Kanye West.

Rapper, designer, inventor, father, political commentator and now doctor, the world's most famous multi-tasker, Kanye Omari West, has received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from The Art Institute of Chicago.

The Chi town native accepted the honor dressed in traditional black gown and cap and admitted to being nervous and humbled by the whole experience, "I felt my nerves a bit, and I don't feel that feeling a lot, the nerves of humility and modesty, when being honored. A humanization, a reality of being."

Kim Kardashian West congratulated her husband on Instagram with the caption, "Dr. Kanye West!!!!!!! I'm so proud of you baby & I know your mom would be so proud too!!!!" Kanye's late mother, Dr. Donda West, was Chair of the English Department at Chicago State University.

Watch Kanye's full acceptance speech below.


Text Courtney DeWitt
Photography Jim Young/Reuters

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