Megan Thee Stallion pays it forward by surprising a hardworking frontline nurse.
On Thursday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” host Ellen DeGeneres spoke to Jamelmenique Hoy, an essential worker who shares five kids with husband Michael — Micah, 2, Mason, 3, Messiah, 4, Malachi, 5, and Michael Jr., 7 — and is also pursuing a master’s degree.
The Hoy family is originally from Mississippi but are now living in a one-bedroom hotel room in Houston, Texas, where Jamelmenique treats coronavirus patients.
After Ellen called Jamelmenique a “hero,” the host surprised the medical employee by bringing out Megan, who called the nurse “super inspiring.”
“You have a beautiful family!” the rapper also told Jamelmenique.
Ellen then instructs Jamelmenique to answer a “room service” delivery at the door, which, in addition to some yummy food, included $50,000 to help Jamelmenique with her student loans.
“Oh my gosh, thank you so much!” Jamelmenique exclaimed.
Earlier in the interview, Megan revealed to Ellen the moving reason why she is going to school to get a bachelor’s degree in health administration.
“My grandmother was a teacher and she always told me, ‘Girl, you better get that degree.’”
Though she initially went to college to become a nurse, the musician realized this path was not for her.
“Then I started actually going to the classes and I was like, ‘Wow, this is not for me. I wanna drop out of school; school is so hard,’” she said. “Then I was like, ‘Let me find something that’s gonna keep me interested because I wanna make [A grades] while I’m here. I wanna make my parents proud.’”
After switching majors to health administration, Megan became “an honor-roll student, a Dean’s List student.”
“And I just watched my grandmother take care of my great-grandmother, and it really inspired me to want to have my own assisted-living facility,” she added. “So I’m gonna get my degree and make my grandma proud.”