Kelly Price Receives Doctorate Degree


Kelly Price has given her resume an upgrade. On Friday, the “Soul of a Woman”singer received an honorary doctorate degree from Global Oved Dei Seminary and University in Florida in philosophy and was co-valedictorian of the graduating class.

Her kids wrote a touching letter, which she shared on Instagram: “We’re so proud of the person you’ve become mom! You endure a lot that we have and haven’t witnessed with our own eyes as your kids. This is just the beginning for you. We love you through it all. We can officially call you Dr. Mom! #ProudKids.”

In other news, Price recently dropped her spiritual new single “Everytime (Grateful),” which will appear on the soundtrack for Bounce TV’s new dramatic series Saints & Sinners. 

Congratulations, Dr. Kelly C. Price!

A photo posted by Kelly Price (@mskellyprice) on

Editor’s Note: We’ve updated this article to include Price received an honorary degree.

Keithan is the founder/editor-in-chief of Rated R&B


    1. Uh, go online and check out Global Oved Dei Seminary(GODS). It was “founded” in August 2014 by “Right Honorable Her Excellency Attorney Diane Moore-Eubanks.” It is “accredited” by NABBCS, an independent accreditation agency, according to the website for Global Oved Dei Seminary (GODS). Then check out NABBCS. It doesn’t even have a listed phone number. Then you decide if this is the real deal.

      1. Are we that starved for success that we will believe anything a celebrity posts? First, this is shoddy journalism at its best. There was no checking of sources or additional research beyond what she posted. Noah, I thank you for doing great research and cracking the code on GODSU. It is a sham honorary degree and she is misleading the public. Why would she claim it to be a real degree? Why didn’t Black media know better? Why would she go out and purchase fake graduation regalia and then publicize it? Why would she pretend that she has worked towards a PhD, with her posts of being “tired”? But you also have to ask yourself why people were falling all over themselves to congratulate a celebrity, when other Black students are grinding everyday to earn the title that Kelly Price attempted t buy. Come on people, we can do better! When do we get tired of the mediocrity?

  1. How do you get a Ph.D. Honorary degree and be valedictorian of your class at the same time. Doesn’t “honorary” mean given and not earned?

  2. I think there’s some confusion here. She didn’t get an actual Ph.D in philosophy. She should also stop referring to herself as “Kelly Price, PhD” and/or “Dr. Kelly Price.” Both are misleading, especially the former.

  3. Right! A true Ph.D. takes approx 5- 7 years (sometimes a little less) and requires two languages and the GRE just to ENTER into the program. It is usually an academic degree and one should be able to teach in an accredited institution upon receiving it. I’m wondering where Kelly is prepared to teach philosophy (that was her area of concentration, right??)

  4. I’m sorry, I would’t have even posted pictures of myself receiving such a “degree”. I’d be too embarrassed. I guess because I’m surrounded by people who actually GO to classrooms and WRITE dissertations after having studied for GRE exams and have to take 2 languages. I’m sorry… I just would be too embarrassed….

  5. Kelly Price did not earn a PhD. She bought an honorary doctorate from a diploma mill. Global Oved Dei Seminary and University’s website allows people to choose which honorary doctorate you want to buy. Then, you send two reference letters, a resume and pay the all-important fee. It’s that easy! She is no doctor of anything! What is even more sad is that she bought all the graduation gear and pretended that she actually earned a degree. Just so you know, the path to a PhD begins with a bachelor’s degree (4-5 years), a master’s degree (2-3 years), PhD coursework (2-3 years), foreign language, oral and written comprehensive exams (1-2 years), and researching and writing the dissertation (4-5 years). In total, from the beginning of an undergraduate degree to PhD takes approximately 13-19 years! Lastly, there is no such thing as a valedictorian at the college level. Valedictorians are in high school. At the college level you graduate with honors (summa, magna, cum laude). This woman is lying to everyone with these fake posts and the honorary degree she bought!

  6. 効果抜群で医薬品として認められた脱毛クリームも、美容外科あるいは皮膚科などでの受診と専門医が書く処方箋をゲットできれば、購入することができるわけです。

  7. 今の時代に於いては、ムダ毛のメンテナンスをすることが、女性の方の礼儀というふうに言われることが多いですね。殊に女性陣のワキ毛は、同じ女性陣からみても許せないと主張する方も相当いるとのことです。

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Justine Skye Teams with /Nyden for Clothing Collection

The fashion world is calling Justine Skye. The Brooklyn starlet joins forces with /Nyden to co-create a clothing collection that will launch this fall.

The non-traditional fashion brand is giving Skye the green light to design a line of 15 distinct pieces to her liking. Creative Director of /Nyden Stina Force is excited about Skye incorporating her eye-catching style and artistic vision with their brand.

“Justine’s minimalistic yet extremely colorful personality makes her a perfect tribe leader for /Nyden,” said Force. “It has been so much fun working with Justine and watching her channel one of her many talents – fashion design – into creating playful yet striking clothes for her current and future fans.”

Skye is equally as excited about the partnership with /Nyden. “As an artist, I understand the importance of self-expression. What we wear says a lot about who we are and I’m very excited to team up with /Nyden to design clothing that help people communicate their strength and independence to the world,” said Skye. “/Nyden and I are on the same wavelength. Working together, updating classic styles to be ultra-modern and feminine for the young women of today. This collaboration allows me to be authentic and true to who I am, a creator.”

Skye isn’t new to the fashion industry. She was announced as a brand ambassador for True Religion and PrettyLittleThing last year. She also sported striking outfits on her Ultraviolet Tour to support her debut album under the same name earlier this spring.

To receive updates on Skye’s capsule collection, visit

Chloe x Halle to Perform at 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards

Chloe x Halle will grace the stage at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards next month. The sister duo is scheduled to take the stage to perform “Warrior” from the A Wrinkle in Time soundtrack. They’ll also promote their debut album The Kids Are Alright with a medley.

Halle shared what inspired them to pen “Warrior” for the Disney film in the April issue of NYLON magazine. “We watched the trailer for A Wrinkle in Time, the word that stood out to us was ‘warrior’ And we kind of just wrote a love letter to ourselves as young girls and what we want to be, and it came out to be ‘Warrior,’” said Halle.

Chloe x Halle are also nominated for Best Group at the 2018 BET Awards. Their critically-acclaimed debut album The Kids Are Alright is still receiving rave reviews.

Hosted by Tiffany Haddish, the MTV Movie & TV Awards will air on Monday, June 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles.

Jamie Foxx to Host 2018 BET Awards

Jamie Foxx will return as the host of the 2018 BET Awards. This will be his second time hosting the BET Awards since 2009.

Foxx joins an A-List roster of comedians who have hosted the ceremony, including Leslie Jones, Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, Chris Rock, Mo’Nique, Kevin Hart and Chris Tucker.

The Unpredictable singer has a busy year ahead of him. He will star in Lionsgate’s action-adventure Robin Hood, which hits theaters November 21. He is also working on his directorial debut in the upcoming film, All-Star Weekend, which he wrote and stars in.

The 2018 BET Awards nominations were announced last week with Rihanna and SZA among the top nominees. R&B newbies H.E.R. and Daniel Caesar scored their first-ever nominations, including Best New Artist.

The 2018 BET Awards will air live on Sunday, June 24 at 8 p.m. ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Send this to a friend