Megan Thee Stallion Reveals Why She's Staying in College Despite Rising Fame

Megan Thee Stallion is working hard to make her mom proud.

The 25-year-old rapper is opening up about why she decided to continue her collegiate journey despite her epic rise to fame.

“;I want to get my degree because I really want my mom to be proud,”; Megan shared with People about her mom Holly Thomas, who died in March 2019 after battling brain cancer. “;She saw me going to school before she passed.”;

Megan is currently taking online courses part-time at Texas Southern University where she is working towards getting her bachelor”;s degree in health administration. She is hoping to complete her coursework by next year.

Megan, whose father died when she was a teenager, also lost her grandmother shortly after her mom died.

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

Megan continued: “;I”;ve always seen everybody in my life be independent. My daddy passed away when I was 15, so my mama was still going hard taking care of us. If we were going through money problems, my mother and my two grandmothers always made sure I didn”;t know. We could”;ve been struggling, but they made it work. 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.”;

After graduating, Megan is hoping to help her fellow TSU classmates with a job after graduating.

“;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?”;”; Megan said. “;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.”;

If you missed it, late last month Megan topped Billboard”;s Hot 100 chart with her “;Savage”; remix with Beyonce!

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