Real smart girl sh*t! Megan Thee Stallion is now Megan Thee Graduate. The three-time Grammy winner officially graduated from Texas Southern University on Dec. 11 with a bachelor’s degree in health administration. The day before her graduation, Twitter Music unveiled a custom emoji celebrating Megan’s big day. “When people count me out or tell me I can’t do something it only makes me go harder 💪🏾,” she tweeted. In case you missed the live stream, the “Body” rapper was one of 843 graduates who graduated from TSU on Saturday. Megan’s boyfriend Pardison Fontaine was even in attendance, handing her flowers just moments after she crossed the stage. The Houston native is also set to receive the 18th Congressional District Humanitarian Award on Dec. 12.
In October, Thee Hot Girl Scholar teased a few behind-the-scenes pictures from her graduation photo shoot. “2021 finna graduate collegeeee,” she captioned an Instagram post borrowing lyrics from her hit song “Thot Sh*t.” “Taking my graduation pics today, I can’t wait for y’all to see.” The photos she shared online with fans included her bedazzled “Real Hot Girl Sh*t” graduation cap and a peek at her “TSU” (for Texas Southern University) and “2021” decorated nails where she’s rocking her school colors.
Last summer, she told People that she planned to continue pursuing her college studies in order to make her late mother proud. “I want to get my degree because I really want my mom to be proud,” she said. “She saw me going to school before she passed.” Though she has her hands plenty full with a thriving music career, the rap star still has plans to put her degree to good use to help others. “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,” she said of her post-graduation moves. “Then I’m gonna let my classmates run it.”
Major kudos to Megan for following her dreams AND still making time to be a college student. College me could only dream about being a global superstar and still wanting to go to class, tuh.