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The date is set and the cap and gown is bought. Megan Thee Stallion is officially set to graduate on Dec. 11 from the historically Black college, Texas Southern University. The self-proclaimed “H-town Hottie” will be receiving her bachelor’s degree in health administration, according to CNN.

At the age of 26, the “WAP” rapper has already won three Grammys, scored a franchise agreement with Popeyes, and is besties with Beyonce. What more could a strong Black woman want?

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But her greatest accomplishment is graduating college amid all the success, even though she didn’t have to. The “Thot Sh$t” rapper is doing something a lot of people are notoriously bad at, following through on her word.

“I want to get my degree because I want my mom to be proud,” said the “Savage” rapper. “She saw me going to school before she passed.”

Her mother, Holly Thomas, died in March 2019 due to a battle with brain cancer. Like so many other college students, the journey to graduation is not linear. Different life circumstances affect how long a student stays in college.

At Texas Southern University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree takes 19% of students six years to complete. Switching majors, lack of financial aid, or changing schools are just a few reasons students take longer to finish.

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“My college experience has been a roller coaster! I started at Prairie View then went to some community colleges in between. But now I’m finishing at TSU.” Don’t get discouraged! You can chase your dreams and your education at the same time.”

Like all college graduates, Megan plans to go all out celebrating this achievement. She posted to Instagram that she will be in Houston performing at the grand opening of a new live music venue on December 3.

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