Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion graduates from Texas Southern University

Houston’s hometown rapper and Grammy winner Megan Thee Stallion can finally call herself a college graduate! The rapper, whose real name is Megan Pete, walked across the stage Saturday at Texas Southern University to shake the hand of Dr. Lesia Crumpton-Young, TSU’s new president.

HOUSTON – Houston’s hometown rapper and Grammy winner Megan Thee Stallion can finally call herself a college graduate!

On Saturday, close to 1,000 students graduated from The Texas Southern University. The rapper, whose real name is Megan Pete, walked across the stage to shake the hand of Dr. Lesia Crumpton-Young, TSU’s new president.

“Good morning hotties!! It’s graduation day!!!!” she wrote on Twitter.

In honor of Megan Thee Stallion’s graduation, she was honored with her own hashtag and emoji on Twitter, “#MeganTheeGraduate.”

Megan has now earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration. She walked with her fellow classmates from the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Jazzmon Ken said the university is known for greatness and she was happy for Megan.

“I mean we are ‘The’ Texas Southern University so I’m glad she graduated, but seeing her, you can understand that this school is producing big people you know,” Ken said. “It’s like, I just want to shout.”

It was a special day many graduates will never forget.

Monica Pappas said the journey has not been easy, but she was elated to receive her diploma.

“This has been a long road coming. I had a lot of trials and tribulations. My support system is here so it meant a lot,” Pappas said.

The graduates made it through three academic years dealing with COVID-19 and now their hard work finally paid off.

“It was tough. It’s never going to be the same again, especially with COVID. Having to adjust to the pandemic and then coming back to school and having to wear a mask and not being able to interact how we usually do was something hard to adjust to,” Ken said.

Graduate Mario Ramirez received his diploma and celebrated his 23rd birthday.

“It’s unreal. I feel surreal. I feel all the above. It’s unreal to be in this position right now,” he said.

Many graduates said they’re excited to embark on a new journey and feel accomplished to be a part of TSU history.

“Some of the greats. You’re talking about the Barbara Jordans, the Mickey Lelands. How could that not just be phenomenal,” Pappas said.

TSU gave KPRC permission to share video of Megan’s big moment.

In addition, the university announced that a scholarship fund has been set up in the rapper’s name. Tax-deductible donations will help other TSU students cross the finish line at graduation, just like Megan. CLICK HERE for more information.


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