Megan Thee Stallion Says the 'Strong Women' in Her Family Inspired Her to Graduate College

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All those haters should prepare to eat their words as Megan Thee Stallion is almost ready to graduate college!

Megan announced via Twitter that she’ll be graduating in Fall 2021 and still plans to open a series of assisted living communities.

She replied to a troll who mocked her decision to go into healthcare and wrote,

“Mam Im abt to Graduate in the fall and still gone open my facility.”

She then jokingly added,

“They swore I wasn’t gone get that degree”

Megan previously revealed she was taking online classes at Texas Southern University and is working towards getting a bachelor’s degree in health administration.

And although it’s been difficult to balance her career as a rapper with school, she says the women in her family have inspired her to persevere. She told People in 2020,

“I want my big mama to be proud. She saw me going to school before she passed.”

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She continued,

“My grandmother that’s still alive used to be a teacher, so she’s on my butt about finishing school. I’m doing it for me, but I’m also doing it for the women in my family who made me who I am today.”

As for how she plans to juggle both careers, Megan explains that she’ll use her profits as a rapper to support the assisted living facilities she opens. She said,

“I really wanted to be an administrator over a hospital, but I knew I still wanted to be Megan Thee Stallion. I was like, ‘What can I do?’ 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. Then I’m gonna let my classmates run it.”

Prior to launching her career, Megan was a student at Prairie View A&M University. But she struggled to balance her schoolwork with her newfound fame. She told Billboard in 2018,

“At first, I’m not going to lie, it was kind of easy, because I wasn’t so booked. I only have to go to school two days out of the week, but I’m there all day long. But now that I have something to do almost every day, it is pretty difficult. So I’m just doing my best. I’m trying to tell my classmates, ‘Look y’all, send me my homework!'”

She eventually had to take a break from school before re-enrolling in online classes at TSU. Even though things have been difficult, the women in her family have motivated her to keep going.

“I’ve always seen strong women making it work, so I’ve always wanted to have that same drive the women in my family have. I know I get a lot of my strength from my mother and both of my grandmothers.”

Although Megan’s mother Holly Thomas passed away in March 2019 after battling brain cancer, we know she would be proud to see everything the rapper has accomplished.

At the 2020 Grammy Awards, she took home three wins: Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Song. She’s also won two BET Awards, five BET Hip Hop Awards, and two MTV Video Music Awards.


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Ashley Turner
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