Houston celebrities do it all.
From rocking the crowd onstage to million-dollar partnerships, there aren't too many things Houstonians can't do. Last week, our hometown heroes validated how versatile talent stemming from the Bayou City can be; from Mayor Sylvester Turner's Vision Award from the Texas Advocacy Project to Maxo Kream's latest studio album build-up. That's not all, other celebrities are rolling out new brand deals as well, like Billy F. Gibbon's new line of cowboy boots, and Megan Thee Stallion's Hottie Sauce, available at Popeyes.
Here's a look at what Houston celebrities were up to last week.
ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons released his own line of custom cowboy boots.
Billy F. Gibbons has released a limited-edition cowboy boot in collaboration with Alvies. Dubbed the BFG, the boot is hailed as the "Air Jordans of Cowboy Boots." The notable rock singer was hands-on in the development of the shoe; from the pin-striping to helping select leathers and thread colors.
Mayor Sylvester Turner will be honored at the 15th annual Black & White Ball.
The Texas Advocacy Project will recognize the Houston mayor with the Vision Award, which recognizes a leader or organization committed to ending power-based abuse in Texas.
Megan Thee Stallion announces partnership with Popeyes Chicken.
It looks like Megan Thee Stallion is joining in on the brand partnership craze. According to her Instagram, the Houston rapper joined forces with Popeyes, to create her own "Hottie Sauce." In addition to the partnership, Megan is now a franchise owner, with plans to open her own Popeyes locations.
The Texas House passes the transgender athlete bill.
The Texas House approved legislation that would restrict transgender student-athlete participation in school sports. Under House Bill 25, K-12 student-athletes would be prohibited from competing on school sports teams aligned with their gender identity. The bill will now head to the Senate, where it is expected to pass.
Maxo Kream releases his highly anticipated third studio album, Weight of the World.
The new album marks the Alief native's third album, following his 2019 effort, Brandon Banks. The project chronicles Maxo Kream's life following the passing of his brother Money Madu. Features include Tyler The Creator, Freddie Gibbs, Mona Leo and more.