Richard Penniman, known around the world as Little Richard, rolled into Mercer University to celebrate graduation and to be celebrated.

Born in Macon, the bedazzled singer was in town to be honored with a a Doctor in Humanities.

Dressed in regal blue, joined about 500 Mercer students waiting to claim their own diplomas.

A short video documenting his success introduced the singer.

Afterwards he was bestowed the honorary degree and was unavailable to comment.

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