2019 may have seen Megan Thee Stallion win with ‘Hot Girl Summer,’ but she’s turned 2020 into a ‘Hot Girl Year’ – racking up awards, hit singles, and acclaim along the way.
All ahead of her debut album, the 25-year-old – just a year after making TIME magazine’s ‘Next List’ (as reported here) – is now the covergirl for its 2020 ‘100 Most Influential People’ tally.
With a feature accompanied by an op-ed penned by Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson, look inside to see more of Meg in the prestigious listing.
HENSON ON STALLION:
“There was something about this woman. Once you discover her, you become a fan. I don’t like to put the stigma of the word strong on Black women because I think it dehumanizes us, but she has strength—strength through vulnerability. She’s lost much of her family—her mother, her father, her grandmother—yet she is the epitome of tenacity, of pulling herself up by her bootstraps. She was shot this summer, and still people tried to tear her down.
But she’s out here still loving and being sweet. It’s invigorating to see her become a platinum-selling artist with the viral hit “Hot Girl Summer” and multiple No. 1 songs in the past year, “Savage” and “WAP.” But you would be a fool to think that’s all there is to her. She’s deep. She’s enrolled in college. She’s an entertainer. She’s a free spirit; I see that in her. The industry might try to pigeonhole her in this rap game, but she’s got a plan that’s much bigger. And we got her. I just want her to keep winning.”
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Bonus: Go behind the scenes of the photo shoot by seeing the video below.