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.”