Megan Thee Stallion, rapper extraordinaire, graduated on Saturday from Texas Southern University, a historically Black college in her hometown of Houston. The rapper, real name Megan Pete, received a bachelor’s degree in health administration according to CNN.
Megan posted on Instagram to commemorate her achievement of graduating, captioning the post “2021 finna graduate collegeeee… taking my graduation pics today… I can’t wait for y’all to see.”
Megan extended an invitation to all her social media followers and fans to watch the live stream of the graduation ceremony using the TSU website.
During an interview with People in 2020, Megan discussed her decision to get a bachelor’s degree: “I want to get my degree because I really want my mom to be proud… She saw me going to school before she passed.”
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“I want my big mama to be proud. She saw me going to school before she passed,” Megan said to People. “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.”
Megan’s mother Holly Thomas died in 2019 from brain cancer, as reported by CNN.
On the 4th of November, Megan posted on Instagram, writing: “Showed my a** and still went to class… IMA ALWAYS STAND OUT WITH NO HANDOUTS… doing everything they said I can’t/couldn’t!”.
People reported that the rapper was enrolled part-time at Texas Southern University, taking her classes online while she recorded her music and toured last year. Megan made an appearance on “Strahan, Sara and Keke” in March 2020 where she said that she would like to help open assisted living homes in Houston after completing her degree.