Because of stay-at-home orders, many graduations have been canceled or postponed and graduates all over the country have been forced to find alternate ways to celebrate. Since graduating is such an important milestone, Teyana Taylor wanted to lift the spirits of grads with “Made It.”
“The hard work you’ve put in through the years But this pandemic can’t stop your spirit, it can’t dim your light, and it can’t take your degree away from you!!,” she said in an Instagram post.
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AT MIDNIGHT ITS LITTTYYYYYYYYY!!!!! YOU MADE IT!!!!!!! Class of 2020 this is for you!!!! First and foremost, Thank you to ALL the graduates that contributed to the video! I truly appreciate you & happy to celebrate YOU!!! Unfortunately, this pandemic has stopped us from physically gathering and celebrating all the hard work you’ve put in through the years But this pandemic can’t stop your spirit, it can’t dim your light, and it can’t take your degree away from you!! So when you make it out of this dark time, shine bright and light up the world! Congratulations to the class of 2020, YOU MADE IT!! PEACE & LOVE! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #MADEIT will be avail on all platforms at midnight including the video!! Tune in! 💛🧡❤️
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The complication of TikTok’s Don’t Rush Challenge inspired videos showed the alumni getting ready to celebrate their accomplishments quarantine style.
Since Taylor didn’t have the chance to graduate, she gave her commencement speech to the “Made It University” students who participated in the video via Zoom.
Watch the video below.