Funnyman Mike Epps is the latest entertainer to put aside his career to fulfill his educational pursuits. The 45-year-old revealed on his Instagram account that he received his high school diploma from Arsenal Tech High School in Indianapolis, Ind., earlier this week.
In a photo with his mother, Epps expressed his elation in achieving this feat, and wrote “From a class clown to becoming world renowned #nevergiveup,” before posting other images of the occassion on the social media app.
He also took to the mic to share words of wisdom with the graduating class, encouraging them to not let high school be their last stop in their educational career, but to go on to college and “get as many degrees as you can.”
“This is so emotional to me because I didn’t get a chance to graduate like this,” he said. “Now I’m 45 years old and just to be amongst you guys is such an honor and a blessing.”
Congrats to Mike Epps!
My true hero ?? #ProudDaughter @therealmikeepps pic.twitter.com/xCMCwbeNJI
— Bria Epps (@_Briyonceee_) May 20, 2016