Missy Elliott Just Became The First Female Rapper To Receive Honorary Doctorate From Berklee
Calling Dr. Elliot and Dr. Timberlake! Missy Elliot and Justin Timberlake were both honored with Honorary Doctorates at the Berklee College of Music Commencement ceremony in Boston on Saturday, May 11. Scroll through to learn more about their amazing honors!
“This year’s honorary doctorate recipients are being recognized for their achievements and influences in music, and for their enduring global impact,” the college said in a statement.
The hip-hop and pop pioneers documented their momentous achievements on Instagram and showed off their fancy new degrees!
Missy captioned a video of her diploma, "CREATE YOUR OWN LANE!!!! Sincerely Dr. MISSY ELLIOTT????@Berkleecollege??? #VA #757."
Justin said, "No Dream is too big!!! Keep chasing!!! Trust me... I’m a DOCTOR!! ??? But, for real... THANK YOU to @berkleecollege for this incredible honor—I’m very humbled and grateful.”
The "Work It" singer made history at the ceremony by becoming the first female rapper in history to ever receive an honorary doctorate from the prestigious university. Berklee called Missy a “groundbreaking solo superstar, pioneering producer, songwriter, singer, and rapper.”
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