Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake To Receive Honorary Doctorates

Missy Elliott, Alex Lacamoire, and Justin Timberlake are each set to receive an honorary doctorate at the commencement ceremony of the Berklee College of Music for their “achievements and influences in music, and for their enduring global impact.”

Elliott will be the first female rapper to receive an honorary doctorate from the Berklee College of Music fellow hip-hop artist Alex Spearman noted on Twitter, to which Elliott responded, “I am soooooo HUMBLED!”

Lacamoire also took to Twitter to express his excitement about the honor, saying, “Being honored in this way by my alma mater means the world to me, you guys. I’m over the moon with joy and I’m psyched to be grouped with these legends! See y’all in May”

Past recipients of the honorary doctorates include Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson.

The private ceremony is scheduled to be held at the Agganis Arena at Boston University on Saturday, May 11.

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