Megan Thee Stallion was met with praise in her hometown of Houston as mayor Sylvester Turner and members of Houston City Council proclaimed that May 2 is officially Megan Thee Stallion Day. She was also rewarded with the key to the city.
“Megan Thee Stallion has an extraordinary entertainment career, but we wanted to honour her for what she does offstage to lift people’s lives in underserved communities,” Turner said, according to ABC 13. “She assisted people after the 2021 winter storm, during the pandemic, and helped those struggling with homelessness. I look forward to watching her grow as an artist and humanitarian.”
In 2021, Megan Thee Stallion launched the non-profit Pete and Thomas Foundation in memory of her late mother and father. The foundation focuses on education, housing, health, and wellness. She is also a graduate of Texas Southern University.
Megan Thee Stallion Day coincides with her grandmother and mother's birthday, who she credits her upbringing and intentions with. They both passed away in 2019.
"Both of these women helped me grow into the woman that I am today,” said the rapper in a speech accepting her awards. “I don't know what kind of lady I would be if granny didn't raise me to be so kind and so giving. You could walk by these ladies' house and they givin' out dollars, candy — whatever they've got, they're giving it out the door. And I always felt like I wanted to be just like that. I wanted to be nice like them. They made me feel so beautiful and so loved, and they made everybody they met feel just like that. So I was like, 'When I grow up, I wanna be just like them.'”
Megan celebrated on her Instagram page, shouting out her fans and Mayor Turner, as well as showing love to her mother and grandmother.