Justin Timberlake Is Now A Doctor

Missy Elliott also received the same title!

May 12, 2019

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We have new doctors in the music industry.. Introducing Dr. Timberlake and Dr. Elliott!

A couple of months ago it was announced that Berkelee College of Music was going to honor Justin Timberlake and Missy Elliott for their contribution to music. The honor came in the form of a Doctorates Degree. 

The ceremony took place in Boston and Justin and Missy seem delighted to be present for it. Along with accepting the honorary degree, both musicians shared powerful words of wisdom with the graduating class.

"There will be ups and downs — prepare for that. As long as you are breathing, it is never too late. Don't forget that. You have come too far to quit." Missy Elliott said.

As for Justin, he said: "You're defined by what you define failure as. It's not a thing if it leads you to your success," he encouraged the graduates. "It's all part of the journey."

Both artists were ecstatic and share pictures of their doctorates on social media. 

CREATE YOUR OWN LANE!!!! Sincerely Dr. MISSY [email protected]----‍-- #VA #757

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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.

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