It's been 12 years since the release of Kanye West's debut album 'The College Dropout' and in that decade he had become a staple of hip-hop, which can mainly be attributed to these 18 career defining moments of his.
Dr Kanye West Honorary Doctorate Speech 2015
Kanye West was made a doctor by the School of Art Institute of Chicago.
Kanye West: Singer, producer, fashion designer and now, he's also a doctor.
The 'College Dropout' rapper yesterday (11th May) visited the School of Art Institute in his hometown of Chicago, where he was honoured with a doctorate degree.
Yeezy, who admitted he was feeling "nervous," took to the podium to make a short speech, which he began by saying; "I am a pop artist, so my medium is public opinion, and the world is my canvas."
"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," 'Ye told the audience.
Kim Kardashian posted a message to her husband on Instagram letting him know that she was "proud" and that his mother Donda West, who was a professor of English, would be too.
Watch Kanye West's full speech above.