Megan Thee Stallion has officially graduated from Texas Southern University. The Grammy award-winning rapper earned a bachelor of science degree in health administration from the Texas HBCU. An excited Megan Thee Stallion, real name Megan Pete walked across the stage, as the audience and the rest of the winter 2021 graduation class erupted in cheers.
During a June 2020 interview with PEOPLE, the Houston hottie made it clear that she was dedicated to finishing school despite her rap career blowing up. She wanted to honor both her mother Holly Thomas and her grandmother. Her mother died in March 2019 of brain cancer and her grandmother passed two short weeks after.
“I want to get my degree because I really want my mom to be proud,” she shared in the interview. Megan continued, “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.”
— Texas Southern University (@TexasSouthern) December 11, 2021
The day after receiving her degree, the 26-year-old rapper was honored with a prestigious distinction from Houston politicians. Megan was given the 18th Congressional District Humanitarian Award by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.
“This award has not been given out often, or to many,” said Lee according to local news station ABC 13. “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.”
“We are nothing in this nation if we don’t help our fellow brothers and sisters,” she added.
Congratulations to @theestallion, the 2021 18th Congressional District Hero Award honoree! You are not only a source of inspiration for our community and all of your Hotgirls, you are a humanitarian that cares deeply about your city! As you said today, I love to see women lead! pic.twitter.com/Jm0qnoh7nA
— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) December 13, 2021
The “Savage” rapper dedicated the honor to her late grandmother.
“I’m so honored,” expressed Megan. “It’s my responsibility to take care of the city that took care of me. My grandma always taught me to be kind and giving. I learned that from her.”
She continued, “So I want to dedicate this award to my grandma because she taught me to be the woman I am today.”
Watch Megan Thee Stallion receive the 18th Congressional District Humanitarian Award as reported by ABC 13 below.