Kanye West Receives Honorary Doctorate from The Art Institute of Chicago (Photos)

He went from being a college drop out Yeezus to Dr. West!! Kim Kardashian’s hubby, Kanye West today received his honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

SAIC, one of the most prestigious art schools in the US, said the honorary doctorate is given to “influential individuals” who earned “this distinguished award through their work”. Kanye’s selection stirred up controversy amongst some students and alum, but SAIC President Walter E. Massey and Dean of Faculty Lisa Wainwright firmly defended the decision to award Kanye with a degree in an interview saying:

“The guy is smart, the music is beautiful, it’s complicated, it’s post-modern, it’s hip, it’s awakening,” said Wainwright, “I couldn’t be happier.”

Big congrats to Dr.West. See more photos detailed below.

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