Megan Thee Stallion joins the few women who have covered the GQ magazine men of the year issue. In this December/ January issue, it’s the year of the Stallion and Megan opens up to GQ on staying strong after her shooting incident and radiating joy and confidence to women everywhere.
Born Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, Megan started her rap career in 2016 when she was just 21. At the time, she was a college major at Texas Southern University studying Health Administration. A degree she still intends to complete and acquire.
She had made a deal with her mother, who had been a rapper previously that she was only going to start music at 21. Before her passing, her mother, Holly Thomas, served as her manager from the moment she (Holly) drove her to her first rap cypher. Megan reveals that her mother taught her everything she knows about life and rapping.
Somehow, Megan always ends up in the middle of some controversial discourse, yet she still continues winning. So far, the superstar rapper has had a phenomenal career, especially this year––regardless of how crazy everything has been.
Here are 3 things Megan Thee Stallion revealed for her GQ magazine cover…
#1. The Aftermath of her shooting
One of the first things Megan Thee Stallion reveals is her hurt. She’s hurt that she was made the villain in a story where she was a victim but even more confused by Tory Lanez’s (her shooter) actions during and after the shooting and his dedication to defaming her character by consistently calling her a liar.
While Megan took her time to retell the events, she talked about having to be strong for him even at a time when she was hurting herself. She told the police who stopped her that she was cut and not that she was shot because she didn’t want to get Tory in trouble. In the end, she was still described as the villain as some find it easier to disbelieve her.
#2. Her lyrics are for women and not men
Megan has repeatedly been criticized for her lyrics especially with one of the biggest songs this year, WAP. A sex anthem for women––glorifying women’s bodies. In response, Megan says she was influenced by artists like Juicy J, Pimp C and Three 6 Mafia. Their lyrics surrounded the themes of sex, money, power, liquor, bragging over a girl and confidence.
When she started rapping, she thought to herself, ‘Damn, this would really be something good if a girl was saying this.’ The uproar Megan Thee Stallion receives, especially from men seems as though they are shooting themselves in the foot. “I feel like men think that they own sex, and I feel like it scares them when women own sex,” she said. Well, she’s not stopping anytime soon because she intends to “inspire women to be the best version of themselves.”
#3. She’s always been Megan Thee Stallion
Regardless of the situation, Megan remains positive. “I was like, ‘I have to take control of this,’ ” she said. “I’m still Megan Thee Stallion.” She reminded herself. Not just because she is now famous but because she has been raised to be the strong powerful woman that she is by her mother and grandmothers.
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Photos: GQ | Adrienne Raquel Megan Thee Stallion shooting
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