Megan Thee Stallion graduated: When people count me out I go harder

After a pretty rough couple of years, Megan Thee Stallion has managed to manifest an amazing 2021. In November, Megan won three American Music Awards. Recently, Megan also received the 18th Congressional District Humanitarian Award from Houston Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee. Over the weekend, Megan picked up another milestone. Megan graduated from Texas Southern University with her bachelor’s degree in health administration. Megan has said that she pursued a degree for her mother and grandmother and because she wants to open assisted living facilities. Here are a few highlights from Yahoo!:

Megan took to Twitter to celebrate the big day with her followers, writing, “Good morning hotties !!! It’s graduation dayyyy #MeganTheeGraduate.”

Twitter made the moment special by giving Megan her very own emoji to go alongside hashtags related to her big day.

Megan, whose real name is Megan Pete, got plenty of love from fans on her big day — including Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, who shared a video commemorating the moment.

“You worked so hard for this,” he gushed. “Texas is proud of you, the country is proud of you, the secretary is proud of you.”

Megan also shared photos from her graduation ceremony, including her decorated grad cap — a tradition for many soon-to-be graduates. In a tweet, the “Hot Girl Summer” rapper wrote, “When people count me out or tell me I can’t do something it only makes me go harder.”

Her degree is not just a symbolic thing for Megan, however: She told the magazine she has big plans to use her degree.

“I really wanted to be an administrator over a hospital, but I knew I still wanted to be Megan Thee Stallion. I was like, ‘What can I do?’” she explained. “I was like, ‘You know what, I’m gonna open an assisted-living facility and use the money that I make from rapping to open it. Then I’m gonna let my classmates run it.”

[From Yahoo!]

I am so proud of Megan. She is definitely being smart about her career by making sure she has several backup plans just in case she either gets tired of music or that stream dries. I am so happy to see that she received a degree in health administration and that she hopes to open up a fleet of nursing facilities. In fact, I love the whole concept of making the facilities feel like the home she grew up in so that residents don’t feel out of place. I also like that Megan received her degree from an HBCU. She definitely deserves the accolades and has a bright future ahead of her. Congratulations to Megan on her graduation. I am sure that Meg’s mom and grandma are so proud of her wherever they may be.

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  1. FancyPants says:

    Cool! Congrats to her, it couldn’t have been easy with pandemic disruptions and all her other career commitments.

  2. Lady Baden-Baden says:

    Genuinely lovely story, thank you. Good on her.

  3. milliemollie says:

    Good for her! Congratulations to Megan! What a great role model for girls and young women!

    • Otaku fairy says:

      She definitely sets a good example in many ways. Plus, at least she’s an adult with a fully developed brain and not someone barely out of her teens, or an actual teenager. It’s awesome to see the definition of ‘role model for young women’ be reclaimed from misogynists, and slowly evolve to become something healthier and inclusive.

      • Christina says:

        Yes! She’s been talking about this since she started working as a rapper. What I love about her is that she just keeps it pushing. She’s been through so much, but she shows young women that focusing on improving your life always stays first. You can’t have the power to make the world better without taking care of yourself, and studying the system that you are in. He mom, dad, and dear grandmother loved her so much, and it shows in the beautiful soul that shines through whenever she speaks.

        She makes it cool to be smart. Not a hustler. Actually smart. She raps about loving sex and being sexually empowered, and “the hustle”, and she is actually an empowered person.

  4. ThEHufflepuffLizLemon says:

    Just so proud of her and happy for her! Love that she’s making plans and moves to benefit the world and her future! Go Megan Thee Graduate!

    • HelloDolly! says:

      Right? Such a smart business move!! Help her own aging family, help her community elders, further her career, and get an education! Plus, she is hooking into the public health crisis and the complex ways racism and classism is insinuated into our social structures. LOL, I am so jealous of her savvy! Love it.

  5. Fanciful says:

    This thrilled me earlier today! Congrats, Megan! Love all of this. Go smash the world.

    • Agreatreckoning says:


      Her quote about people counting her out and she deciding to go eyes rained. Been there, done that. Congratulations Megan!

  6. Eleonora says:

    She’s amazing!!

  7. Common sense says:

    This is wonderful news.

  8. Alexandra says:

    Good lord she is so beautiful. What an amazing achievement 👏👏👏

  9. Laura-Lee MacDonald says:

    I have never been tempted to move from Canada to Texas. I would pack my family up and move there tomorrow if I got a job at a home run by Megan Pete.

  10. TQ says:

    Yay Megan! Love her! Congratulations!!

  11. Charfromdarock says:

    Congratulations to her!

  12. Joanna says:

    So happy for her! Congratulations Megan!

  13. Stacy Dresden says:

    Setting a fine example to young women. Also deeply appreciate her speaking out about the dangerous abortion restrictions in her home state. Love love love her.

  14. Otaku fairy says:

    I’m so happy for her. She’s definitely had a rough couple of years. It’s great that she already knows who she is and what she wants outside of fame. She has goals outside of that, and that will do her some good.

  15. Lucía says:

    This is awesome. Congrats Megan!!!

  16. MissMarirose says:

    I’m so glad others picked up the story of Meg’s graduation. It’s so important for other young women and girls to see her as a role model. She’s an inspiration.

  17. Lucy2 says:

    Congrats to her! That’s a great accomplishment.

  18. Onemoretime says:

    Congratulations Meg! I know her mom would be proud If she were still here. This is an amazing young women, just think of how much more she will accomplish.
    Both of my daughters are in the health care field that people of color need so desperately. My oldest therapist and my youngest just completed her second year of the nursing program.

  19. molly says:

    This is so wonderful. Going to college as anything other than an 18 year old with a supportive family and a giant safety net can be extremely challenging. Good for her.

  20. Coco says:

    Congratulations to her and its great that she wasn’t to give her fellow classmates jobs at her nursing facilities when her builds one.

  21. ME says:

    Congrats to her !

  22. lunchcoma says:

    Good for her for finishing her degree. I think that it’s smart to have plans in addition to being famous. She’s a real talent, and I think she’ll be around for years to come, but it’s very smart to have more than one iron in the fire.

  23. observer says:

    Megan is so awesome. Yes, she has a few blind spots, but compared to 99% of celebrities out there (especially ones her age)? An amazing role model.

  24. K says:

    This is awesome news. Very happy for her and this is close to her heart for real. I truly admire her and wish her the best. God knows our assisted living facilities could use the help.

  25. Cherriepie84 says:

    Congrats to her! Lol tat all those presenters trying to get a selfie or a close up pic!

  26. Miatagal says:

    Great story! Good for her realizing her dreams!

  27. Gingerly says:

    Love this so dang much. Normalize this!! Music and art but also community, healthcare and elder care. I am so impressed by this young woman and her generation. She’s made her mother and all of us so proud.

  28. Normades says:

    That is fantastic. What an amazing example and a wonderful achievement.

  29. goofpuff says:

    That’s amazing. Between a crazy full time career to get a degree in something really meaningful to her and then figuring out a way to use to help her community? That’s just a great role model as an empowered saavy smart woman.

  30. ME says:

    You know what’s sad is E News, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood etc. are all going to focus on Kim passing the Baby Bar and not even mention Meghan graduating with an actual degree she worked hard to achieve all on her own.

    • outoftheshadows says:

      They both have done well–no need to compare achievements here. It will be sad if the media ignores this, of course, but they are both getting an education.

      That said, let’s all read the fine print on that “Hero” document–she has now helped repair 80 houses and feed all sorts of Texans during the pandemic–those are colossal achievements as well. So let’s hope those achievements get some attention too!

      I LOVE her, btw.

  31. Grant says:

    Go Megan!

  32. Dee Kay says:

    This is a big deal. I think I can name on two hands the famous actors I know who earned bachelor’s degrees (Kerry Washington, Julia Stiles, Natalie Portman, Bradley Cooper — geez, make it one hand!). I’m sure there are others but my point is that it is uncommon to find folks who attained A-list fame and have college degrees (not honorary ones lol). I super admire MTS for completing her college education in a pandemic and after a really devastating personal injury no less. Wonderful. I hope many young girls and women look up to her as a role model b/c she really is one.

  33. incognito08 says:

    I was smiling so hard when Megan walked across the stage to pick up her diploma from Texas Southern University. Megan is the epitome of strength. I could not imagine moving on after the loss of both my mother and grandmother in the same month. Then, being the victim of gun violence a little more than a year later. She persevered in spite of these challenges. Kudos to her!

  34. KSK Pamuk says:

    This woman is the kind I stan, she could sing shit I hated and I would still support her. She’s an inspiration for all women IMO, keep rising, keep going, break down those barriers for all of us and thank you!

  35. Mimi says:

    I love meggggg so much HOT GURL SUMMA