Megan Thee Stallion is a savage and has the degree to prove it.
The 26-year-old rapper has earned Grammys and balanced her music career all while taking part-time classes at Texas Southern University to earn a bachelor’s degree in health administration. Saturday she was able to celebrate with all the necessary pomp and circumstance.
“Good morning hotties !!! It’s graduation dayyyy #MeganTheeGraduate,” the rapper tweeted.
Megan Thee Stallion is among nearly 800 students who graduated from the historically Black university Saturday.
“I know my parents are looking down on me so proud,” she wrote on Instagram. “Thank you everyone for all the love today.”
She tweeted a link to the livestream of her commencement ceremony and fans celebrated the momentous occasion on Twitter with several hashtags including #MeganTheeGraduate and #HotGirlGraduation.
Dressed in a classic black cap and gown with several stoles the “Body” rapper graced the stage to shake hands with the university’s president, Dr. Lesia Crumpton-Young.
Megan Thee Stallion’s boyfriend rapper Pardison Fontaine met her at the other end of the graduation platform with a kiss and a large bouquet of roses.
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The rapper teased the big day with pre-graduation photos on Instagram Friday. Wearing a Texas Southern University sash and red graduation gown, she captioned the post, “I want y’all to remember that you can do whatever you wanna do and be whoever you wanna be, cause look at me!”
Before Megan The Stallion’s rap career took off she was enrolled full time at Prairie View A&M and later transferred to the Houston-based HBCU. In October, she showed off her studded graduation cap that featured her catchphrase, “Real Hot Girl,” and her matching manicure which were on theme with one hand reading “TSU” and the other reading “2021” in the university’s colors.
“2021 finna graduate collegeeee 😛 taking my graduation pics today 😭I can’t wait for y’all to see,” she wrote.
Megan Thee Stallion has described her college career as a “roller coaster” on social media, but in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, she revealed how the matriarchs of her family have been the motivating voice behind her achievement.
“Before my mom passed, she really would be on my butt about getting my degree,” she told the magazine in the March cover story, adding that her great-grandmother would constantly ask her “you are going to get them papers?”
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In addition to finishing her degree, she has also been helping fund the degrees of others by sponsoring a full-ride scholarship to the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports and Entertainment for students interested in the music industry.
“Getting an education is incredibly important to me. I still have academic goals that I want to achieve, so if I can use my resources to open doors and create opportunities for at least one student, then it’s a victory,” the rapper said in a press release at the time.
In November 2020, Megan Thee Stallion released “Good News,” her debut studio album, which focused on the power of writing your own story and sent a message about the necessity of listening to Black women’s voices.
She followed up the album, after resting to prepare herself for the return of Tina Snow, with her 2021 single “Thot S—.”
Contributing: Anika Reed