Following the 26-year-old rapper receiving her bachelor’s degree over the past weekend, the “Big Ole Freak” musician was honored with the 18th Congressional District Humanitarian Award in her hometown of Houston, Texas, with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee reportedly presenting the award.
Megan Thee Stallion expressed her appreciation during Sunday’s event and shared that she will be dedicating the award to her grandmother, who inspired her to pursue a college education, ABC 13 reported.
“I’m so honored. It’s my responsibility to take care of the city that took care of me. My grandma always taught me to be kind and giving. I learned that from her,” she reportedly stated, continuing, “I was raised by very giving women, so I want to dedicate this award to my grandma because she taught me to be the woman I am today.”
According to ABC 13, Rep. Lee revealed while presenting the award to the Texas-native, “This award has not been given out often, or too many. That is why it remains a special part in our congressional district. The district has almost 1 million people. When this award is given, it has that special promise and special history.”
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Sharing more about the moment on social media, Megan Thee Stallion posted on Instagram after receiving the award and said to her 27 million followers on the platform, “Today I was given thee 18th Congressional District of Texas Hero Award by congresswoman @sheilajacksonlee In my hometown HOUSTON TX. Although I appreciate the recognition, I’m just happy that I am able to give back to and put smiles on the faces of the people in my city.”
As Sister 2 Sister previously reported, Megan Thee Stallion walked across the stage at Texas Southern University in Houston this past Saturday, officially obtaining a bachelor’s degree in health administration.
Congratulations, Megan Thee Stallion! We see you, girl.