Meet Dr. Kanye West + Watch His Full Commencement Speech [VIDEO]

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Congratulations are in order for Kanye West. On Monday, the 37-year-old artist/fashion designer and budding mogul received an honorary doctorate of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

During his speech, he told the audience:

I am a pop artist. So my medium is public opinion and the world is my canvas….’I’m sorry’ is something that you can use a lot. It gives you the opportunity to give your opinion, apologize for it, and give your opinion again. People say ‘You shouldn’t have to be sorry for your opinions …’

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And, joking about his classic Hurricane Katrina telethon moment when he said “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” he joked:

George Bush … has some very cool self-portraits. I didn’t know he was an artist!

Watch his full speech below.


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