Kanye’s speeches were called rants sometimes ago. Now,he is paid to speak and the creative world takes every word out of his mouth seriously.
For someone whose first album was titled The College Dropout, Kanye attended the American Academy of Art and Chicago State University before leaving to pursue his music career.
His late mother, Donda, was a professor at the University. Watch or read his epic Honorary degree speech below:
“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 your opinion again.”
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 recognized. And all I thought as I sit here kind of shaking a little bit is I need to get rid of that feeling. I need to not be nervous. This honor is going to make your lives easier. Two reasons, you don’t have to defend me as much. And I’m going to 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. Whether it’s to cosign of Paul McCartney grabbing me and saying ‘it’s ok he doesn’t bite white people’ or the New York TimesCover or the Times 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 I had a degree at the Art Institute of Chicago.”
In her caption, the reality queen said his beloved mother Donda, who was a university professor and died seven years ago, would have been delighted too. She wrote: “Dr. Kanye West!!!!!!! I’m so proud of you baby & I know your mom would be so proud too!!!!”
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It’s a big milestone in the rapper’s life as he dropped out of Chicago State University aged 20 to follow his dreams of a music career. In a typical act of bravado, his debut in album in 2004 was named The College Dropout.
Over a decade after the disc Kanye was recognised for his “transformative, genre-defying work,” which encompasses rap, music production, film, and designing his own fashion and footwear.
Kanye West dropped out of university aged 20 to dedicate himself to music
In his acceptance speech, Yeezy said: “I am a pop artist. So my medium is public opinion and the world is my canvas.” Laughing, he went on to address his reputation for controversy, which is fuelled by his habit of storming the stage during awards ceremonies and giving his opinion on the prize winners.
Kanye said: “‘I’m sorry’ is something that you can use a lot, it gives you the opportunity to give your opinion, apologise for it, and give you opinion again. You should not be sorry for your opinions!”
Kim told him that his late mother, who was a university professor, would be proud
He concluded by saying that honours like being in Time‘s 100 most influential people and this doctorate validate his work.
“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.”