Houston has confirmed that May 2nd will officially be known as ‘Megan Thee Stallion Day’.
The ceremony took place yesterday in which the rapper was honoured by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and members of the Houston City Council. The event celebrated her philanthropic achievements, such as the Pete and Thomas Foundation in 2021.
Her charity is a non-profit which honours her late parents and focuses on education and healthcare, primarily in Texas. She decided on May 2nd because both her mother and grandmother were born on that day, and the rappers said they made her “grow into the woman that I am today”.
She told the crowd: “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 givin’ it out the door.
“And I always 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.'”
When Turner gave her the keys to the city, he told the crowd: “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 while presenting Megan with the key to the city.
“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.”