Megan Thee Stallion's career is on fire! The Houston-bred rapper leads the charts with her hit singles "Big Ole Freak" and "Hot Girl".
Unlike many of her rapper colleagues who have emerged from disenfranchised backgrounds, Megan has a solid background. Her mother became manager Holly Thomas as her inspiration.
Thomas encouraged her daughter to undergo training that Megan continues as her rap career rises. Megan, however, has inherited more than a passion for education from her mother. Both love Hip Hop.
Megan Thee Stallion's mother was herself a rapper
It's not every day that a rapper and her mother share the same talent. Megan's first introduction to the rap world was growing up and watching her mother, who bore the stage name Holly-Wood.
In an interview with VIBE Magazine, Megan thought about how she should get a crash course in rap from her mother.
A young Megan often accompanied her mother to nightly studio sessions. Inspired by her mother's work, she began secretly writing her own oilseed rape before showing her talent to her mother. They soon began working together on their careers and when Megan's career began, Thomas was at her side. Megan even asked that her mother occasionally appear with her.
"Sometimes, when we're in the studio, she's so excited that she says, 'Megan, I'll go straight into the cabin and get another mixtape,' she explained. "I do not think that's going to happen because we're poking heads and we'd definitely come across heads trying to write together."
But before Megan became a star, it was her mother who demanded that the school be replaced by Rap.
Megan Thee Stallion Working for her College Degree
Thomas supported Megan's passion for music early on, but she made sure that her daughter knew she needed formal training to be able to use something. So she insisted that Megan stop her rap dreams until she was 21 years old.
When Megan was officially legal, she had the full support of her mother in the form of a manager.
Although Megan had the full support of her mother to play music, the now 24-year-old megastar continues her studies. Megan keeps her promise to her mother and participates in the Health Administration Program of Texas Southern University. She admits it was not easy to reconcile life as one of the most popular rappers and sophomores.
Megan told Billboard Magazine in 2018, "I'm still in school and will not do it at first. Lie, it was pretty easy because I was not so booked," she said. "I just have to go to school two days a week, but I'm there all day, but now that I have something to do almost every day, it's quite difficult, I'm just trying my best, I'm trying to tell my classmates : "Look, send me my homework!"
While Megan does not intend to use her degree as a nurse, as most would do in health administration, she plans to open assisted living facilities in her hometown of Houston
"When I started getting really popular with my music, I knew I probably would not go to medical school," she explained, "and then the blood makes me a bit squeamish, so I thought," I do not want to touch anyone. "But I want to run the hospital. I do not want to do the dirty work, but I definitely want to put it there so people can come and help others.
Megan Thee Stallion continues to make her mother proud
Unfortunately, Megan's mother, Thomas, died tragically in March 2019, before she sees her daughter, fulfilling everything she has promised. In a touching Instagram post, Megan announced her mother's death with a fallback photo of the two and a heartfelt caption.
"The best mother in the world," she muses. "The strongest woman on the planet. I can not even compose complete sentences with RIP-Mama.
Megan later announced that her mother had contracted a brain tumor she had been working on for some time in her Instagram posts.
Megan makes her mother's legacy the driving force behind her success .