Juaquin James Malphurs also known as Waka Flocka Flame has just been given an honorary doctorate degree in philanthropy and humanitarianism from the Bible Institute of American Theological Seminary.

The rapper, Dr. Waka Flocka now holding a “Dr.” to his name, has joined a list of other artists who have also received doctorates — Kanye West, who received his from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; HBCU Alum Sean Carter Aka Diddy, Howard University; and Missy Elliot and Justin Timberlake, Berklee College of Music, to mention a few.


Flocka’s Stories on Instagram shows candid moments of the rapper on stage receiving the honor, dressed in a black and red graduation gown with the cap. 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.