There’s nothing more “Savage” than being one degree hotter.
Megan Thee Stallion shared with her followers Monday that she intends to graduate college this year, posting shots of her sparkly grad cap ahead of the big day.
“2021 finna graduate collegeeee 😛 taking my graduation pics today 😭I can’t wait for y’all to see,” Meg wrote on Instagram.
Of course, the 26-year-old who decorated her cap with her catchphrase “Real hot girl shit” has been grinding it out at Texas Southern University and taking online courses toward her bachelor’s degree in health administration for some time now after already being enrolled at the school before reaching fame.
Her decision to be matriculating toward her BA is in part to honor her late mother Holly Thomas, who she watched “get up and go to work every single day” with her grandmother, as she told People last year. Thomas died in March 2019 of brain cancer.
“I want my big mama to be proud. She saw me going to school before she passed,” says Megan. “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.”
Meg also shared with People that she hopes to open an assisted-living facility, ideally in Houston, using money she’s made from music to fund it and leave an impact. And she isn’t just focused on her own education, either. Earlier this year, the Texas MC decided to donate a four-year scholarship to the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment at Brooklyn’s Long Island University.
“If I can use my resources to open doors and create opportunities for at least one student, then it’s a victory,” she said in a statement. “It’s important that we encourage our students to pursue their passions and put them in positions to become the next game changer in whichever fields they choose.”