By Megan Stevens
Megan Pete, 26-year-old, American Rapper known to the world as “Megan Thee Stallion” has other aspirations outside of her Grammy award winning rap career.
The Houston, TX native is set to graduate next month (December 2021) from Texas Southern University, one of the nation’s largest Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Upon graduation she has plans to open an Assisted Living Facility and offer jobs to her classmates.
Megan has been earning her degree since 2013 where she began as a nursing major at Houston’s Prairie View A& M University and then out of boredom switched her major twice. At the advice of her grandmother, she decided to take up Health Care Administration of which she will finish her degree in come December.
Even as her rap career started to soar in 2019 upon the release of her album “Big Ole Freak”, she still continued to study. Megan switched to online classes pre-pandemic. As her music continued to climb the charts, she took her classes two at a time in an effort to keep pushing her way to the finish line.
Megan’s grandmother was her inspiration for going to school. She saw the way that her grandmother cared for her great-grandmother and knew that she wanted to make her grandmother proud by going to school to learn how to exude some type of health care. This path led her to Health Administration. In 2020, in an interview with The Breakfast Club she states,
“I want to take the money I make from rap and go ahead and open a facility and have my classmates run it because its hard to get a job after you graduate. People don’t want to give you jobs because they say “you don’t have experience” but if they don’t give you jobs, you’re not going to have experience. So, I think it will be really cool if I just let my classmates run my facility.” Megan says that she already has her key players in mind to run the facility.Megan Pete
Unfortunately, Megan lost both her mother and grandmother in two separate instances in the month of March 2019.
Her mother was not only her inspiration for her rap career but also her manager. She died from a brain tumor with her grandmother also passing within weeks of her mother. The singer hopes to honor her late parents and grandparents through her music and career in health administration.