Megan Thee Stallion has arguably had the best year ever. She has dominated the rap scene with her hits like “Hot Girl Summer” and “Cash Shit.” Although, she is living her best life as an artist, she is still mourning the death of mother, Holly Thomas.

During a recent trip to Africa for a performance, Emma Odumade gifted Megan with a portrait of her late mother. Megan was immediately brought to tears as she looked at the artwork. The artist shared the heartwarming video to his Instagram account. He captioned it, “A quick chat with @theestallion on an art piece I made in honour of her mum. So glad that she connected with the piece instantly! Thank you @bizzleosikoya for this amazing video. Grateful!🙏🏻❤️ .”

Back in March, Megan’s mom unexpectedly passed away from brain cancer. Megan shared the sad news on her Instagram account with a throwback picture of herself with her mother. She captioned the photo, “The best mom in the whole world. The strongest woman on the planet. I can’t even put complete sentences together rn RIP mama.”

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Megan talked about how much of an influence her mother was to her rap career. Holly was a rapper that went by the name of Holly-Wood. She received airplay on local Houston radio stations and even tried to start her own record label.

Megan said she went to college and saw men freestyling and started to do the same. She was apprehensive about telling her mom about her aspirations to be a rapper, but she decided to just come forward to her mother. “I went home and told her I could rap, and she was like, ‘No you can’t,’” Megan said. “I’m like, ‘Yes I can.’ I started rapping and she was like ‘Oh my god! No, you not coming out ’til you’re 21!” because her lyrics then were, “like how I rap now, but probably a little bit more ratchet.”

Take a look at Megan’s emotional reaction below.