Megan Thee Stallion’s Pete & Thomas Foundation teamed up with the Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium and Roc Nation to make the dream of an 18-year-old high school student, a reality.
In January 2023, Jemiah Swinney received a surprise phone call from Megan Thee Stallion. The Houston rapper congratulated her with the exciting news that she would be dancing in the NFL Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show with Rihanna. Jemiah was ecstatic and grateful for the opportunity to perform on one of the biggest stages in the world.
In August 2022, Jemiah made an on-camera declaration of her “Biggest Dream” during the Southern Black Girls’ inaugural “Joy is Our Journey” Dream Bus Tour in Atlanta.
After the Southern Black Girls saw the footage, they immediately reached out to Roc Nation and Megan’s Pete and Thomas Foundation. Together, they worked to make Jemiah’s dream come true.
The Southern Black Girls and their partners were determined to make Jemiah’s experience unforgettable, and they did just that.
In addition, they provided her with transportation, lodging, meals, and all the necessary resources to prepare for her performance. Additionally, Jemiah was able to participate in exclusive rehearsals with Rihanna and her team.
Rihanna’s 2023 Super Bowl performance was one of the most anticipated and watched half-time performances of all time. In fact, it’s said that after the performance her streams shot up to over 600%.