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Houston Officially Has a “Megan Thee Stallion Day”

H-Town Hottie Megan Thee Stallion received a key to Houston and the city’s Mayor Sylvester Turner declared May 2nd “Megan Thee Stallion Day.”

Megan Thee Stallion has officially been granted a key to the city. With her philanthropic efforts and shouting out her hometown of Houston over the years in performances and her catalog including Fever, Good News and her latest project, Something for the Hotties, the city decided it was time to return the favor. On Sunday, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner declared May 2nd “Megan Thee Stallion Day,” also gifting the rapper flowers and a key to Houston.

“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,” Mayor Turner said, according to Click 2 Houston. “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.”

According to Mayor Turner’s office, due to her philanthropic work with her non-profit organization Pete & Thomas Foundation, Meg was selected as recipient of the Houston honor. Created in honor of her late-father Joseph Pete Jr. and late-mother Holly Thomas, the non-profit focuses on local housing, education, health and wellness.

The rapper also went to Instagram to celebrate the honor, her day also marking her late-mother and grandmother’s birthdays.

“Came home real quick to get THEE KEY TO THEE CITY,” Megan wrote. “And in honor of my mother and grandmother’s birthday MAY 2ND is officially MEGAN THEE STALLION DAY IN HOUSTON TX.” She continued, “Thank you Mayor @sylvesterturner for honoring me today and I will continue to give back to the city that made me who I am today.”

Jaelani Turner-Williams

Jaelani Turner-Williams is a contributing news writer for Okayplayer with bylines at Billboard, MTV News, NYLON, Recording Academy and more. Read her mind on Twitter at @hernameisjae.

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