Kanye West received his (somewhat controversial) honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago yesterday. Five quotes from his five-minute acceptance speech, per the Chicago Tribune and the below video:
- "I felt my nerves a bit. And I don’t feel that feeling a lot. The nerves of humility and modesty when being honored, a humanization, a reality of being recognized. And all I thought as I sit here (in the audience), kind of shaking a little bit, is I need to get rid of that feeling, I need to not be nervous."
- "This honor is going to make your lives easier, for two reasons: You don’t have to defend me as much! And I’m going to make all of our lives easier."