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Texas city honors Megan Thee Stallion for philanthropic work

Your Monday Afternoon Headlines, May 2nd, 2022 03:12

HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) - On May 1, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and several City Council members presented Megan Thee Stallion, a three-time GRAMMY-winning recording artist, songwriter, and philanthropist, with a proclamation and a key to the city.

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Megan Thee Stallion, winner of the Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song awards for 'Savage' and the Best New Artist award, poses during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Turner proclaimed May 2 as "Megan Thee Stallion Day," a date that coincides with her grandmother and mother's birthday.

Houston has a history of honoring notable individuals, including innovators, creators, successful business leaders, physicians, astronauts, athletes, educators, and entertainers.

Turner says he selected the Texas Southern University graduate and entertainer to recognize her philanthropic contributions. "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,"Turner said. "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 Thee Stallion launched the non-profit Pete and Thomas Foundation to honor the memories of her father and her mother. The foundation focuses on education, housing, health, and wellness.

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