Dr. Kanye West Gives Honory Doctorate Speech at SAIC

Dr. Kanye West Gives Honory Doctorate Speech at SAIC

“I am a pop artist, so my medium is public opinion. And the world is my canvas” – Kanye West

Yeezus was awarded an honorary doctorate degree at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Kanye’s first three albums — The College Dropout, Late Registration and Graduation — were filled with discouragement for being denied a place he wanted in art school. In his honorary speech, he told students to not be afraid to speak out on their opinions. Although he never finished his degree in English at Chicago State University, a mainstay where his late mother Dr. Donda West was chair of department.

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