Megan Thee Stallion has been scorching the music scene of late, so it’s only fitting that she brings the heat (au naturale) to Paper Magazine.
The Houston hottie – who is as much brains as she is beauty – sees the feature arrive on the eve of the release of her eagerly anticipated song ‘Hot Girl Summer’ – featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.
As well as posing it up for a Arturo Evaristo lensed shoot, Meg – a current Texas Southern University student – opened up about the international love she’s been receiving, trademarking “Hot Girl Summer,” her response to Miley Cyrus’ use of her catchphrase, and more.
Peep pics and quotes below…
On International Support:
“I’m like, ‘[The fans] aren’t going to know the words. They was in there, word for word. It was amazing. Finland — I have Hotties in Finland! It blows my mind every time I go somewhere new and they’re so turnt up. I just love it.”
On Trademarking Hot Girl Summer:
“It’s going — it’s not a day process. I didn’t even think that it would be something that was this big. I just be talking. The Hotties run with it and love it, now everybody is a Hottie. I’m flattered. I appreciate it: spread the awareness, spread the movement.”
On Miley Cyrus Borrowing Hot Girl Summer:
“It’s lit. We want all the Hot Girls we can get. For me, watching Hannah Montana… for Miley Cyrus to be having a Hot Girl Summer, I’m like, ‘Damn. That’s amazing!'”
“I feel like off the strength that my mom was a rapper, and the music that her and my dad put in my ear as a child, it was bound to happen. Me watching her write and me watching her go in the studio and lay her verses down. Just to see how dedicated she was, that was normal to me. That just became the thing that I saw around my house. We bumping Pimp C, we listening to Three 6 all the time, we listening to Biggie. You know what I’m saying? I’ve always been a big fan of music. Just me growing up and turning into Meg Thee Stallion, this is a product of my environment.” [Source]
Megan is on such an undeniable streak of late and we’re loving her come-up. It’s much deserved and is shaking up the rap landscape in the most titillating way.