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Megan Thee Stallion, a Grammy Award-winning performer, continues to shine and has received yet another accolade!
According to local news station KHOU, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner presented Meg with a key to the city and issued a proclamation declaring May 2 “Megan Thee Stallion Day” in Houston.
The date of May 2 is particularly special to the Houston rapper. Not only would the date be declared “Megan Thee Stallion Day,” but it was also her late mother’s and grandmother’s birthdays.
“Came home real quick to get THEE KEY TO THEE CITY 🤘🏾 and in honor of my mother and grandmother’s birthday MAY 2ND is officially MEGAN THEE STALLION DAY IN HOUSTON TX🔥🔥🔥 thank you Mayor @sylvesterturner for honoring me today and I will continue to give back to the city that made me who I am today 💙 #htown,” the 27-year-old stated on an Instagram post.
Megan was chosen because of her humanitarian achievements through her non-profit Pete and Thomas Foundation, according to Mayor Turner’s office.
The foundation was created in honor of Meg’s late parents, Holly Thomas, and Joseph Pete Jr.
“Megan Thee Stallion has an extraordinary entertainment career, but we wanted to honor her for what she does offstage to lift people’s lives in underserved communities,” stated Mayor Sylvester Turner
She continued: “She assisted people after the 2021 winter storm, during the pandemic, and helped those struggling with homelessness. I look forward to watching her grow as an artist and humanitarian.”
The award is the rapper’s second visit to the city in the last six months.
Megan earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration by taking up to five classes at a time while becoming one of hip-hop hop’s biggest acts.
She stopped by Texas Southern University in Houston for her long-awaited graduation in December. The institution established a scholarship fund in her honor after the ceremony.
“The most challenging thing about college was definitely staying motivated to finish because I was going through so many things and sometimes I’ll just be like, ‘Man, forget all this. I just want to go hide in the corner. I’m stressed,’” the Texas native said.
She added: “But I still kept my mom and my grandmother at the back of my mind. Before they passed away, they saw me going to college, and they were really hard on me about finishing college, so I was like, you know what? I’m not just doing it for myself, I’m doing it for them too. I want them to be so proud.”
Congratulations Meg! This accomplishment is well-deserved!
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