Looks like it’s never too late to get a degree.
Rap’s most famous college dropout will soon have a diploma to hang up in his office. Kanye West shared he’ll receive an honorary degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in an interview with Clique.
“I was a gifted artist since age five and won national competitions and went to art school. I’m actually getting an honorary doctorate on May 5th from the Art Institute of Chicago,” Kanye said in the interview, though the school reached out to Billboard to let us know he’ll receive the degree on May 11.
West briefly attended the American Academy of Art and Chicago State University before leaving school to pursue music at age 20. Of course, West released his The College Dropout album in February 2004.
UPDATE (3/18/15): This article was updated to say the degree is coming from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and that the ceremony will take place May 11.