Today, May 2, 2022, is officially Megan Thee Stallion Day in Houston. This past weekend, Mayor Sylvestor Turner honored the highly-acclaimed artist – per his office – for her philanthropic efforts via Pete and Thomas Foundation, the artist’s own non-profit.
“Came home real quick to get THEE KEY TO THEE CITY 🤘🏾 and in honor of my mother and grandmother’s birthday MAY 2ND is officially MEGAN THEE STALLION DAY IN HOUSTON TX🔥🔥🔥” the artist wrote in an Instagram post.
“[T]hank you Mayor @sylvesterturner for honoring me today and I will continue to give back to the city that made me who I am today.”
Megan Thee Stallion, born Megan Pete, is a three-time GRAMMY winning recording artist, performer, one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020, songwriter, and philanthropist. As soon as Megan hit the spotlight with her debut album in 2019, the Houston native has sought to give back to the city.
From donating thousands of dollars of turkeys on Thanksgiving, to fostering $2.5 million in Covid-19 relief efforts for local Houston communities via the proceeds from her Savage collab with Beyonce, to her multiple initiatives supporting women and the elderly, Megan has long continued to show love for her native city.
Earlier this February, Megan celebrated her 27th birthday by announcing The Pete and Thomas Foundation, a non-profit honoring the artist’s parents that which “catalyzes resources to effect meaningful and positive change in the lives of women and children, senior citizens, and underserved communities in Houston, TX and across the globe,” while focusing on housing, education, health, and wellness.
“Megan Thee Stallion has an extraordinary entertainment career, but we wanted to honor her for what she does offstage to lift people’s lives in underserved communities,” said Mayor Turner.
“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 the ceremony, Megan provided three people with $5,000 in health, education, and wellness expenses.