Pitbull has long been an advocate of education, and was honored with his own degree on Tuesday. But he didn’t do so without showing his haters all he has done.
Pitbull is officially a college boy, and a hilarious one at that. The rapper received an honorary degree from Miami’s Doral College on Tuesday, and took a graduation picture only Pitbull could pull off.
On Wednesday, he tweeted a photo of himself in his graduation gown, but was flipping off the camera (and smiling the whole time).
— Pitbull (@pitbull) June 18, 2014
The college honored the Miami native with the degree because of his longtime support for education. Pitbull gave a speech during the ceremony, sharing his passion for equal education for everyone.
“I remember being kicked out of a public school because I didn’t have the right address,” Pitbull said, according to E! News. “That’s why I want better schools for the kids who live where I grew up. That’s why Doral Academy was founded, and that’s why I helped create SLAM [Sports Leadership and Management] in the neighborhood where I grew up — a school that offers a choice for students, like me, students who need someone to inspire them, someone to believe in them.”
Pitbull just returned from Brazil, where he performed at the opening ceremonies of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, along with Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte. JLo and Pitbull have worked together many times before, but there is no word on if she showed up to his graduation.