Kim Kardashian West has just got yet another reason to be proud of her rapper husband, Kanye West. The Grammy winner received an honorary doctorate on May 11, and proud Kim just called her hubby, Dr. Kanye West on Instagram. Congratulating him over the honour, Kim shared a pic from the event.
Although Kanye who attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago before rising to fame, is a college dropout, he has been honoured with a doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago itself.
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. 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."