Mayor proclaims 5/2/22 Megan Thee Stallion Day in Houston

Today is Megan Thee Stallion Day in Houston.

Mayor Sylvester Turner issued the proclamation yesterday and gave the local rapper a key to the city.

Megan Thee Stallion received an iHeartRadio Music Award last year for her "Savage" collaboration with Beyoncé.Photo: iHeartMedia

The Texas Southern University graduate, whose real name is Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, is a three-time Grammy winner, songwriter and philanthropist.

She noted today's date is also her grandmother and late mother's birthdays.

"Megan Thee Stallion has an extraordinary entertainment career," said Turner, "but we wanted to honor her for what she does offstage to lift people's lives in underserved communities. 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."

In 2021, Megan launched the nonprofit Pete and Thomas Foundation to honor the memories of her father and mother. The organization focuses on education, housing, health, and wellness.

Just prior to Sunday's proclamation ceremony, the Houston rapper surprised three individuals with $5,000 each for education, housing, and health expenses.

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