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Kanye West to receive honorary doctorate for artistic ability

Kanye West

Los Angeles:  Rapper Kanye West will receive an honorary doctorate from the Art Institute of Chicago.

The 37-year-old rapper revealed he would be getting the honour during an interview with Clique, reported Billboard magazine.

West said: “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 5 from the Art Institute of Chicago.”

West dropped out of Chicago State University aged 20 in 1997 so he could focus on his music career.

The rapper recently premiered his new song “Awesome”, which is believed to be inspired by his wife Kim Kardashian West.

He also has described racism as “a dated concept”.

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