An honorary Doctorate degree is a big deal in general but surely it’s better when you’re making history at the same time.
For Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake, and Alex Lacamoire, the artists will be the next in line to receive honorary Doctorate of Music degrees from The Berklee College of Music. What comes as even more exciting news is that Missy Elliott makes a bit of history by becoming the first woman in Hip-Hop to receive this Doctor of Music degree from the college. Gracious, as usual, Missy Elliott took to Twitter to express her gratitude.
I am soooooo HUMBLED!???????? https://t.co/ouUZnqflAN
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) March 12, 2019
Being in good company, the 3 individuals will join legendary acts like Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson in possessing this honor. The commencement ceremony is scheduled to occur on May 11.