“I am a pop artist, so my medium is public opinion, and the world is my canvas.”
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago has just awarded Kanye West with an honorary doctorate degree. The school described West as “a leader in the music industry as a Grammy Award-winning recording artist and producer, as well as a fashion designer and interdisciplinary artist whose work provokes cultural discourse by reflecting a realism of the street.”
According to Kanye, the honour “proves what I’ve been saying my entire life”. The rapper went on to cite recent high praise from Paul McCartney as well as his Time magazine “most influential” cover as further proof.
Listen to all of Kanye’s acceptance speech below:
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