Every now and then, the innanet baffles me by the level of gall and audacity people tend to display on a variety of topics. One of the best places to look? Twitter. More specifically, #blacktwitter. During an interview with the Breakfast Club, Meg Thee Stallion shared how she’s balancing her amazing rap career and still managing to earn a 2.7 GPA as a college student at Texas Southern. Keep in mind that she’s had a few difficulties since her journey into superstardom (mother AND grandmother passing away, label issues, and more). Being a normal college student is difficult enough and I should know as I’ve worked with some amazing scholars throughout my career working in higher education.
Not every scholar is going to graduate with a high GPA, let alone one as high as a 2.7. One can only imagine the level of discipline and tenacity is needed to balance all the regular demands of college on top of being a superstar. I tilt my hat to Meg for holding it down and showing peeps how to make it happen. I thought that was a honest moment that should have endeared people to her more, yet for some reason, it turned into a bashing of her GPA and even her intelligence (which is super corny). Below are some of the tweets that stood out to me:
Just a few thoughts for the people who are throwing stones:
- Why do you even care?
- What’s your GPA?
- What happened to compassion?
- We ask for celebrities to be vulnerable and true just to turn it around to throw it in their face.
- Can you balance your own schedule and still manage to achieve all of your dreams and goals?
- Even with a 2.7 GPA, she’s still doing better than many of you in school now.
- Just stop…