Megan Thee Stallion officially graduated from college.
The 26-year-old attended a graduation ceremony with the University of South Texas College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences on Saturday. Despite exploding with her hit song “Hot Girl Summer” and her subsequent musical career, the “Body” artist, whose real name is Megan Pete, decided to stay in school.
Now her hard work has paid off as she officially graduated from college and hopefully she will be able to fulfill her goal of opening an assisted living center in her hometown of Houston, Texas.
On Saturday, the rapper took to social media to share images of herself dressed in her cap and gown before the ceremony. Before that, she let her fans know that there was a live broadcast that they could watch to see her receive her diploma. In later videos Posted from the event, audience members at graduation can be heard freaking out when her name is called and she took the stage.
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Entertainment Tonight notes that Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, who spoke at the ceremony, announced that the Grammy-winning rapper will also receive the 18th Congressional District Humanitarian Award on Sunday. The award is intended to recognize “the outstanding public achievements of the people living in the 18th Congressional district.”
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The artist spoke to the outlet in November 2020 about her decision to stay in school despite her music career taking off. He noted that the pandemic actually made things easier, as online classes further favored his busy schedule.
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“School is very difficult and online classes are too, but I was already doing online classes before the quarantine started,” he said. “I had to do it because I couldn’t go to campus anymore. I mean, my concentration was definitely better because I didn’t have a lot of distractions. But I’m still in school, and I’m expected to graduate in 2021.” ! “
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She previously spoke with Rolling Stone, where she explained that she decided to end her career in an effort to make her grandmother happy and proud for having finished what she started.