Dr. Yeezy? Kayne West Claims He Will Receive Honorary Doctorate Kayne West claims that he is in line to receive an honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on May 5th, according to an interview with Clique. Looks like he better make room for Dr. Yeezy next to his other self-proclaimed titles of God, Jesus, Picasso and Steve Jobs and he better make sure the printing company uses a small font. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago has yet to confirm whether or not West is on the list of honorary doctorate recipients. In fact, the list has yet to be completed, according to a representative for the Institute. The representative was also quick to point out that West “had the date wrong” and noted the actually ceremony’s date to be May 11th. “I was a gifted artist since age 5 and won national competitions and went to art school,” the ever modest West said in the interview. West isn’t a total stranger to art school as he did spend some time at both the American Academy of Art and Chicago State University before putting his education on hold when he was 20 years old for a shot in the music biz. His decision worked in his favor as he released the super successful album, The College Dropout a few years later. We won’t know if West will actually receive an honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute Institute until the list is finalized some time this week. However, you can bet that Yeezy will be the best honorary doctorate award recipient of all time if he makes the list. You can also bet on a good Twitter rant if he is not on the list.