After graduating Saturday from Texas Southern University, Megan Thee Stallion was presented with a very award from Congress on Sunday.
“The Hot Girl Summer” received the 18th Congressional District Humanitarian Award, as reported by ABC Houston affiliate KTRK.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee presented the honor to the “Savage” rapper, who received a bachelor’s degree in health administration from TSU.
“This award has not been given out often, or to many,” Lee said. “That is why it remains a special part in our congressional district. The district has almost one million people. When this award is given, it has that special promise and special history.”
Lee added that the award is presented to those who have helped without asking. “We are nothing in this nation if we don’t help our fellow brothers and sisters,” she continued.
“I’m so honored,” 26-year-old Houston native Megan said in receiving the award. “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.” Megan has said her late mother and grandmother inspired her to earn her bachelor’s degree.
“I was raised by very giving women,” Megan continued. “So I want to dedicate this award to my grandma because she taught me to be the woman I am today.”
Last month, Megan was honored as one of Glamour’s Women of the Year. She also won American Music Awards for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for her debut album, Good News, Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist, and Favorite Trending Song for her hit, “Body.” Plus, Megan’s nominated for two Grammy Awards: Best Rap Performance for “Thot Sh**,” and Album of the Year for Lil Nas X‘s Montero, as a songwriter on “Dolla Sign Slime.”
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