Justin Timberlake and rap star Missy Elliot granted honorary doctorates in music; See Pics

The honorary Doctor of Music degrees were handed over to Justin Timberlake and Missy Elliot for their 'achievements and influences in music'.
Justin Timberlake,Hollywood,Missy Elliot The pop star and rap queen were awarded with honorary doctorates at Berklee College of Music on Saturday in Boston.
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Justin Timberlake and rap star Missy Elliot went back to college over the weekend for a very special reason. The pop star and rap queen were awarded with honorary doctorates at Berklee College of Music on Saturday in Boston. The honorary Doctor of Music degrees were handed over to the stars for their 'achievements and influences in music'. In a statement, the school said, "This year's honorary doctorate recipients are being recognized for their achievements and influences in music, and for their enduring global impact," reported  CNN. 

Justin Timberlake took to social media to share the exciting news. While posing with the certificate, Justin wrote, "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." 

Missy Elliot, too, shared a picture with the certificate with a caption that read, "CREATE YOUR OWN LANE!!!! Sincerely Dr. MISSY ELLIOTT."  Having won five Grammy awards, Elliot is the first hip-hop star to have received the honour. Timberlake cracked a few jokes during his speech and doled out some advice, as CBS Boston reports, “You’re defined by what you define failure as. It’s not a thing if it leads you to your success. It’s all part of the journey."

Whereas Elliot broke down in tears as she addressed the students graduating this year. "I don't even know how I'm standing here, but I thank y'all, I thank God," she said. Check out their pictures below:  

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CREATE YOUR OWN LANE!!!! Sincerely Dr. MISSY ELLIOT@Berkleecollege #VA #757

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