The Hot Girl of hip-hop, Texas native Megan Thee Stallion was able to accomplish way beyond selling multiplatinum records–something near and dear to her heart.
This past Saturday, Megan graduated from Texas Southern University.
She captioned the epic milestone on her Instagram, “Meg Thee Graduate 👩🏽🎓 I know my parents are looking down on me so proud.”
Born Megan Pete, Thee Stallion now has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Administration, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Last year she spoke about wanting to honor her late mother Holly Thomas, who died of brain cancer in 2019. Brain cancer typically affects whites more than Blacks and men more than women.
“I want to get my degree because I really want my mom to be proud. She saw me going to school before she passed. I want my big mama to be proud. She saw me going to school before she passed,” Megan says. “My grandmother that’s still alive used to be a teacher, so she’s on my butt about finishing school. I’m doing it for me, but I’m also doing it for the women in my family who made me who I am today.”
Shortly after her mother’s death, the 26-year-old encouraged her fans to keep going despite any challenges they may face.
“My college experience has been a roller coaster! I started at PV went to some community colleges in between and I’m ending at TSU,” she shared on Twitter at the time. “Don’t get discouraged! You can chase your dreams and your education at the same time .”
Megan says growing up with independent and hardworking people in her life was her driving force to continue her education in the midst of her thriving rap career, which was also inspired by her mother who used to rap under the name”Holly-wood”.
“I literally watched my mom and my grandmother get up and go to work every single day. My big mama owned three houses in South Park [Houston]. She was going hard, working to provide for our family, so I’ve always seen her drive.”
In addition to her diploma this weekend, Megan also received the 18th Congressional District Humanitarian Award Sunday afternoon in Houston.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee presented Megan with the award and shared her gratitude to have a young woman like her give back to the community.
“This award has not been given out often, or to many,” Lee said. “That is why it remains a special part in our congressional district. The district has almost 1 million people. When this award is given, it has that special promise and special history.”
The award is wrapped up in humanitarianism and is awarded to those who have