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.”
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.
— TINA SNOW (@theestallion) December 11, 2021
— Texas Southern University (@TexasSouthern) December 11, 2021