Megan Thee Stallion Covers W / Talks Influence Of Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj, & Cardi B

Published: Friday 14th Aug 2020 by Sam

Megan Thee Stallion stuns a-front of the newest edition of W Magazine.

Billed as the Music Issue, the femcee is a fitting pick given the heat streak she’s been on over the last year.

Indeed, from ‘Cash Sh*t,’ to ‘Big Ole Freak,’ to ‘Hot Girl Summer,’ to ‘WAP,’ the Stallion has been unstoppable.

Parallel to the hits has been a magnet social media presence, powered by playful twerking, telling it as it is, and vulnerable moments with fans.

Head below to see the Houston-reared star spill on her journey so far.

On Being A Role Model:

“I love the fact that I have a voice, and I love the fact that I do inspire a lot of girls, and I didn’t realize it at first. I was just being me, 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. I’m not gon’ say I feel pressure, but sometimes I will get a little tingly because I just want to put out the best music for my fans as possible. I don’t like to disappoint them. So when I’m recording, I’m super hard on myself. I’m just always like, Okay, I need to go harder than that. I’ll write and rewrite a verse about eight times.”

On Being Inspired By Her Late Mom:

“She had a regular job, too, but I would see her get off work and then come home and write. I thought everybody’s mom was writing and being a rapper, ’cause I didn’t really hang out with other kids. I only hung out with my mom and my grandma and my dad and my cousins. But when I saw her writing, it just really inspired me to do the same thing.”

On Being In Awe Of Nicki Minaj & Then Cardi B:

“I had never heard a woman rapping that hard before. 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.”

On Then Going Back To Study The Greatness Of Lil Kim:

“I got old enough and realized that I needed to go back and do my homework. I fell in love with Kim because she’s so raunchy and raw. 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 supersexy. She was smooth, sensual. I just felt like that was my vibe.”

On Her Current Mindset Amidst Societal Chaos:

“I feel like right now, you just cannot forget to be happy. It’s all this bad going on. You just really have to remember, What did I like to do? What makes me smile? Dancing really makes me smile, and I know dancing makes a lot of people happy. That’s my outlet. That’s the way I express myself. Whatever you want to do to stay positive, do that.”

Your thoughts?

[Photo Credit: W Magazine / Colin Dodgeson]

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  1. tyty August 14, 2020

    Her covers always look cheap I don’t know why that is. She needs a better stylist.

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭 August 14, 2020

      Having a nastiest WAP song, what do u expect from her????? Street corner will applause her look tho✌️✌️✌️

    • Dc August 14, 2020

      Agree she finally looked good in wap video only cause of cardi budget they finally put her in couture first time she didn’t look cheap lol

  2. W&B b**** August 14, 2020

    yall hatin…Megan has had a big #1 hit savage w/ beyonce
    Megan #1 hit WAp w/ Cardi all this year .
    Kylie Jenner wld have never did a video w. just cardi she wasnt even invited to the party she sound retarded when she raps. MEgan did this all by herself. she isnt fukin another rapper either. and SHOUT OUT to EVE

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭 August 14, 2020

      Zero star power. All she does is collaborating with other big stars, except for the f******* song

    • Dc August 14, 2020

      Umm cardi been friends with kris Jenner and the family had been to their house and everything try again hatin ass

    • Keyshia August 14, 2020

      I like how she telling us that she learned from the woman rappers before, shes a girl girl and she pays respect.

  3. Barb-wire/Stallion Hottie August 14, 2020

    Megan needs to realize that she’s a bigger star now and drop EJ as her stylist. I know he’s her friend and all and they both go way back but this is a business, you can’t be looking a mess when you are topping the charts.

    Come on sis, you have a banging body and we need a new stylist for it.

    Anyways let me go back to streaming Girls in the Hood.

  4. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭 August 14, 2020

    Meanwhile this t***** never had a solo hit….. just like f*******. Just because She worked with Nicki, Beyoncé, f******* & cardi b that don’t mean She has star power.

  5. Eliii August 14, 2020

    Making stupid people famous

  6. Trash Doll August 14, 2020

    Tr@nny lives matters

  7. Kima,Keisha&Pam August 14, 2020

    Happy she stated Eve as well. People tend to forget EVE!

  8. Dc August 14, 2020

    Her style sucks but y’all gotta realize meg had 1 lil hit and she’s on a little independent label they don’t have a budget to dress her in couture like cardi 😂😂😂😂

  9. BrooklynQBFan August 14, 2020

    I know it is making Nicki Minaj sick to see Lil’ Kim still getting the credit she deserves as the pioneer of modern female rap. She thought she had buried Lil’ Kim and jacked her identity, but all of the new girls keep showing love to Kim as the MOTHER of this female rap sh*t. Nicki Minaj would have had a better legacy if she came in the game HUMBLY, gave respect to all the women who came before her without throwing shade in the same breath, and then continued on with her career. She thought that because she was new and hot, and hip hop always trends to what’s new and hot, she won. Now she is realizing that she actually lost. Cardi B has come in the game and is already a bigger star than Nicki ever was, and all the credit for being the original is going to the REAL ORIGINAL Queen Bee Lil’ Kim. Nicki really has nothing that Cardi hasn’t already taken from her. Nicki Minaj is the loser because she didn’t remember that there will always be another girl who will come and do it bigger and be more famous. A new rapper’s only hope to make a mark is to be original and respectful of those who came before. I hope all of the new girls coming in the game are paying attention and are learning the moral of the story. Megan clearly understands that she needs to respect everybody who came before her, and not think that she can throw shade and get away with it. Megan will go far.

    • Dc August 14, 2020

      👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾Agree cardi coming bigger than even and Nicki couldn’t do anything if she tried now she’s probably bloated and in the house swollen lol

      • Misty Knight August 18, 2020

        Four-time Grammy-winning & multi-platinum-selling BLACK icon TRACY CHAPMAN is murdering song thief NICKI MINAJ in court. Check out today’s Hollywood Reporter about Nicki stealing another black female’s work. Nicki knows she’s going to lose so she’s on the attack. Nicki loves rapiiissts, moles*ters and professional snitches, so you know she’s going down.

        Tracy has two multi-platinum selling albums (6 x platinum & 5 x platinum), plus more platinum & Gold. Nicki could nevah!

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