It seems as if congratulations are in order for rapper Waka Flocka. On October 3rd in a New York Ceremony, Waka Flocka Flame was given an honorary doctorate degree in philanthropy and humanitarianism from the Bible Institute of American Theological Seminary. Universities and schools can award eligible individuals degrees (from a Bachelor’s to a PhD) without them ever being a student, if the university feels that person deserves it.
Since losing his brother in 2013 to suicide, Waka Flocka has dedicated his time to suicide prevention and mental health awareness. His No R.I.P. Foundation was set up to help grieving families by promoting responsible media reporting on deaths. A list of other artists who have also received doctorates in the past would include Kanye West, Diddy, Missy Elliot and Justin Timberlake, just to name a few.
Congratulations Dr. Waka Flocka and continued success.