On Saturday it was announced that rapper Waka Flocka Flame received an honorary Philanthropy and Humanitarian Doctoral Degree. This particular degree has been a rarity amongst rappers, though it may be the result of a tweet Waka Flocka posted in May where he vowed to be “Dedicating my life to suicide prevention”.
I’m officially dedicating my life to suicide prevention and mental illness!!! Y’all not alone Waka Flocka Flame is with y’all now!!!!
— Waka Flocka (@WakaFlocka) May 26, 2020
He posted on Instagram to announce: “I got Honorary Doctorate in Philanthropy and Humanitarianism, my work just beginning!!!”
His wife Tammy and his daughter Charlie, alongside friends and family were there to witness and record the events. Many other rappers have commented on his post to congratulate him on this achievement, though rappers such as Lil Yachty and Dj Akademiks made posts of their own on Instagram to congratulate him.
Yachty was quoted as saying:
“I think that’s some shit we need to celebrate in the hip-hop community. It’s not a normal thing but it’s an amazing thing, I always wanted to go back to school to get my degree. … That was very inspiring to me as a Black man. So, big congratulations to Waka Flocka for getting his doctorate.”
It’s still unknown which University awarded Waka Flocka Flame with this honor, though it’s speculated to be from the Bible Institute of America, Theological Institute.
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