Kanye West was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from the Art Institute of Chicago for his, “transformative, genre-defying work” and we couldn’t be more proud of him. West has been at the forefront of defying the odds, pushing the envelope, and a true demonstration of the power of self-belief. There is a mantra that says, “Speak what you seek until you see what you’ve said.” West epitomizes the fact that self-belief trumps everyone’s disbelief. We’ve seen him battle Presidents, Fashion Designers, and even fans that didn’t stand to their feet during his performance. Overall, there is one thing most people can’t deny about the artist and that is that he is, gifted. From College Dropout to his first fashion show all the way to his shameless ability to express his opinion, he is a living legend. Check out his acceptance speech below as he appears humble, comical, and vindicated.