The Houston Hottie chatted with the folks over at “W” Magazine about her love for other ladies in the rap game and explained why “being real is a risk.”
As she recovers from her recent surgery, Megan Thee Stallion is still turning it up. The leader of the Hot Girls was recently seen twerking on Instagram, posing for Savage x Fenty, and being named as the new ambassador for Revlon. Her Cardi B collaboration “WAP” is reportedly Certified Gold and she’s also been featured on the latest editions of Variety and W. In the latter, Meg chats at length about the industry and shares how she was inspired by the many women in rap who helped pave the way for her successes.
“I had never heard a woman rapping that hard before,” Meg said of what she thought when she first heard Nicki Minaj. “So it just instantly drew me to her. I was a freshman in high school, and me and all my friends were definitely jamming a lot of Nicki Minaj, and then, boom, Cardi B came out and it was like, Oh, sh*t, another girl rapping.”
“I fell in love with Kim because she’s so raunchy and raw,” she added. “She has bars, metaphors, but it’s still hard, and she doesn’t have a squeaky little voice. I don’t have a squeaky voice. My voice is pretty commanding. My first time looking at Eve, it was like, Oh my God, this lady is just super sexy. She was smooth, sensual. I just felt like that was my vibe.”
Still, Megan The Stallion also stated that being a woman in rap has its difficulties. “It’s really mind-blowing to see the nasty things that people say to you. I don’t know if people think you not gon’ see it,” Megan said. “I feel like just being an artist, waking up every day, voicing your own opinions is a risk… Just talking. Being real is a risk.”
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THE MUSIC ISSUE I For one of two @wmag Music Issue cover stories, Megan Thee Stallion (@theestallion), who recently survived a brush with gun violence, spoke with writer Clover Hope (@clovito) about feeling the sting and embrace of the internet, her relationship with her “hotties,” and an intense few months in quarantine. – “I feel like just being an artist waking up every day voicing your own opinions is a risk… Just talking. Being real is a risk,” she told Hope in New York in February. “Some of the things I say, I realized that some women might really wanna say them. So I just keep all of these things in the back of my mind when I’m writing.” Over Zoom a few months later, she discussed how she’s been using her platform to advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement. “I shouldn’t have to tell you not to be racist. I shouldn’t have to tell you how to help us,” she said. “Like, you should just genuinely feel that way. The color of your skin does not dictate the function of your brain.” – Read the full story at the link in bio. – Photography: @colin_dodgson in March 2020 Styling: @ejking21 Hair: @kellonderyck Manicure: @cocamichelle Booking: @specialprojectsmedia