Miss Elliot Makes History in Hip Hop by receiving her Honorary Doctorate

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It is graduation season, and one of the world’s beloved rapper just graduated! That’s right, Saturday May 12, Missy Elliot earned her Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music. Call her a doctor now baby!

This makes the “Supa dupa fly” artist, the first hip hop artist to receive an honorary degree from Berklee, according to OkayPlayer . Let’s go Missy! OkayPlayer also stated a quote from Missy Elliot speech:

“There will be ups and downs — prepare for that .. As long as you are breathing, it is never too late. Don’t forget that. You have come to far to quit.”

Missy Elliott even took to Instagram to show off her new degree!


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CREATE YOUR OWN LANE!!!! Sincerely Dr. MISSY ELLIOTT🙌🏾🙌🏾@Berkleecollege👩🏾‍🎓 #VA #757

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The superstar rapper wasn’t the only artist who became a doctor, singer Justin Timberlake can now be called “Doctor Timberlake” as well. Congratulations to them both.