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Waka Flocka receives honorary doctorate degree in philanthropy and humanitarianism

The rapper and his family celebrated his big day in his hometown of New York.

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Congratulations are in order for Waka Flocka Flame. The rapper received his honorary doctorate degree in philanthropy and humanitarianism on Sat. (Oct. 3) in New York City. His family and friends shared photos and videos from the ceremony, and he was decked out in his cap and gown.

The rapper shared some of the thoughtful messages people sent his way on his Instagram Stories, but hasn’t posted about his degree on his page just yet. Waka’s longtime partner Tammy Rivera shared a photo on Sunday (Oct. 4) of her husband holding his diploma while wearing his graduation gown. “Proud of you,” she captioned the post.

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His daughter Charlie was also present at the celebration and the family of three posed for photos, with her holding her dad’s new diploma in her hand.

A friend named Blaque Jack shared a post on Instagram on Saturday (Oct. 3) congratulating the rapper along with a photo of them together at the graduation.

“Congrats to Dr. Juaquin James Malphurs @wakaflocka on his Honorary Doctorate in Philanthropy and Humanitarianism! #drwakaflockaflame,” the post read.

During the ceremony, the rapper was acknowledged and celebrated for the charity work he has done over the years. Earlier this year, the rapper took to Twitter to declare that he would be dedicating his life to mental health advocacy and suicide prevention, following his brother KayO died by suicide in 2013. “I’m officially dedicating my life to suicide prevention and mental illness!!!” Waka tweeted in May. “Y’all not alone Waka Flocka Flame is with y’all now!!!!”

Congratulations to Waka Flocka on his accomplishment.

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