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Dr. Waka Flocka Earns His Honorary Doctorate Degree

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 27: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Waka Flocka Flame visits SiriusXM Studios on February 27, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Mendez/Getty Images)

Waka Flocka is now Dr. Waka Flocka after receiving an honorary doctorate degree in the study of philanthropy and humanitarianism from the Bible Institute of American Theological Seminary.

The 34-year-old rapper was looking sophisticated in a cap and gown as he was joined by family and friends for a special ceremony in New York City, not far from where was born in South Jamaica, Queens. 

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Tammy Rivera, Flocka's wife of roughly six years and the co-star of their WE tv reality series Waka & Tammy: What The Flocka, shared a photo of her hubby cheering with his diploma. "Proud of you," she captioned the shot.

His daughter Charlie was there as well to support her dad. Flocka, whose real name is Juaquin James Malphurs, has been a mental health advocate for several years following his brother KayO's suicide in 2013. 

The presenting faculty member praised Flocka and his mom for their foundation No R.I.P. (Reckless Internet Posing) that supports responsible posting and content supervision on news sites and social media platforms. 

"When you gossip and spread rumors and recklessly post about people's lives, you are speaking death – killing their spirits, killing their reputations, killing their relationships, killing their hope and so much more," the site reads.

In May, Flocka claimed he was "officially dedicating my life to suicide prevention and mental illness." He added, "Y'all not alone Waka Flocka Flame is with y'all now!!!!"

Let's give Dr. Waka Flocka a "Round of Applause"!

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