Megan Thee Stallion wants to continue working toward her degree to make her late mother proud.
The “Hot Girl Summer” hitmaker — who tragically lost her mother to brain cancer in March 2019 — is currently studying part time at Texas Southern University to gain a bachelor’s degree in health administration.
Speaking to PEOPLE magazine she said: “I want to get my degree because I really want my mom to be proud. She saw me going to school before she passed. I want my big mama to be proud. She saw me going to school before she passed. My grandmother that’s still alive used to be a teacher, so she’s on my butt about finishing school. I’m doing it for me, but I’m also doing it for the women in my family who made me who I am today.”
And the 25-year-old rapper has always seen everyone be so “independent,” and that has informed her own ambition.
She added: “I literally watched my mom and my grandmother get up and go to work every single day. My big mama owned three houses in South Park [Houston]. She was going hard, working to provide for our family, so I’ve always seen her drive.
“I’ve always seen everybody in my life be independent. My daddy passed away when I was 15, so my mama was still going hard taking care of us. If we were going through money problems, my mother and my two grandmothers always made sure I didn’t know. We could’ve been struggling, but they made it work. I’ve always seen strong women making it work, so I’ve always wanted to have that same drive the women in my family have. I know I get a lot of my strength from my mother and both of my grandmothers.”