CHICAGO (CBS) — In a recent interview, Kanye West revealed he’ll soon be invalidating the title to his debut album The College Dropout thanks to the Art Institute of Chicago.
In May, West will be obtaining an honorary doctorate from the famous Chicago school. He revealed this in an interview with Clique, saying, “I’m actually getting an honorary doctorate on May 5th from the Art Institute of Chicago.”READ MORE: Chicago Police Officers Refusing To Report Vaccine Status Expected To Protest Outside Police Headquarters Tuesday
In the conversation, which lasted more than half an hour, the Chicago rapper spanned multiple subjects. He even compared his work ethic to Chicago hero Michael Jordan’s training to stay the best at the height of his career: “I’ve grown, I went to the gym like Michael Jordan like when he was going to win his championships and everything. He had to get stronger to go up against the Pistons, and things like that. We’re going up against major hit makers and stuff.”
Before becoming a famous rapper, West attended college for painting, then English. He dropped out at 20, releasing his monstrously successful debut album four years later.READ MORE: Mobile City Hall Bringing City Services To Little Village Tuesday
West’s mother had a doctorate of her own in English Education. At one point, Dr. Donda West was the chair the Department of English and Speech at Chicago State University, a position she held for six years.
It seems unlikely West will follow in the footsteps of his mother and become a professor.MORE NEWS: Police Release Video Of Suspects Wanted In Death Of 18-Year-Old Azul De La Garza