Megan Thee Stallion Named GQ’s Rapper Of The Year / Talks Musical Mission, Beyonce, Being Shot, & More

Published: Monday 16th Nov 2020 by Sam

Cop a gander of Megan Thee Stallion!

GQ magazine have named the Hot Girl Coach their Rapper Of The Year, as such she fittingly covers the latest edition.

Breaking the mould, the femcee’s appearance a-front of the publication is notable as it’s one of three special covers released in honor of the 25th annual Men of the Year issue.

Within the feature’s its inner pages, Meg – whose debut album ‘Good News’ arrives on Nov 20 – pairs her stunning shoot with equally engaging candidness about a range of topics.

Indeed, she dishes on her mission in music, her late Mom, her relationship with ‘Savage’ collaborator Beyonce, and the evening she says Tory Lanez shot her.

Pics and quotes below…


Excerpt On Tory Lanez Shooting Incident:

Megan often tells herself, “Always trust your first mind”—her way of saying, “Listen to your gut.” That night, her first mind told her to get out of the car and find another way home. She tried exiting the vehicle to call for a different ride. But her phone died, it was late, she was in a bikini, and everyone was telling her to just get back in, so she did, even though there was an argument brewing. Megan doesn’t want to get into the specifics of the dispute—who started it, what it was about—but ultimately it doesn’t matter. As has been reported, when she tried to get out of the car again and walk away, according to Megan, Lanez started shooting at her feet, wounding her. She tells me the rest with disbelief still in her voice. “Like, I never put my hands on nobody,” she says. “I barely even said anything to the man who shot me when I was walking away. We were literally like five minutes away from the house.”

After he shot, she says, Lanez begged her not to say anything. She says he offered Megan and her friend money to stay quiet. “[At this point] I’m really scared,” Megan says, “because this is like right in the middle of all the protesting. Police are just killing everybody for no reason, and I’m thinking, ‘I can’t believe you even think I want to take some money. Like, you just shot me.’ ”

Excerpt On Aftermath:

“Like damn,” she says, “I have to be tough through all this? All the time? It was like, who really checks on us or who protected us? You just go your whole life with that mentality. And then when something actually happens to you, when you properly should have protected yourself, your first instinct was not to protect yourself, it was protecting other people.… So it was like, ‘What do I do?’ ‘What do I say?’ Like, ‘Is anybody going to believe what I’m saying?’ ”

Megan falls silent, giving herself another moment. She starts again carefully. “It was weird,” she says. “I saw something that said, ‘Check on your strong friends.’ And, like, a lot of people, they don’t do that because they think, Oh, this person is just so strong, so I know they got their stuff together.… I feel like I have to be strong for everybody, and I don’t want my friends or anybody around me to feel like it’s a pressure on me, ’cause I feel like they all start freaking out.”

She says she reached out to her friends and asked, “Why didn’t you call me?” And it helped. “Now they’re like calling me every five minutes,” she says with a laugh and a faux-petulant eye roll that lifts us out of the dark moment and into a lighter one.

On Savage Collaborator Beyonce:

“She’s so calm. She would just be like, ‘Megan, live your life.’ Then Jay-Z will call me and be like, ‘Hey, listen, you know, you supposed to be turning up right now. You really need to be somewhere driving a boat. Live your life. Just f*ck that.’ ”

On ‘WAP’ Being Critiqued For Being Too Racy:

“Sometimes people are really not comfortable enough with themselves, and I don’t think they like to watch other people be comfortable with themselves. And I don’t think they want anybody to teach other people how to be comfortable with themselves.”


On Her Late Mom’s Impact:

“I always just said, ‘I’m going to call my mama. She’ll know what to do.’ Now I can’t just call my mama, but I’m always thinking, ‘Okay, what would she do?’ and sometimes I don’t know, sometimes I do be bumping my head. I’m only in my 20s! But she’s there.”


On Being Direct With Her Sexuality In Her Lyrics:

“I know this about me. This is my pleasure, this is my vagina; I know this vagina bomb. Sometimes you just got to remind people that you’re magical and everything about you down to your vagina and to your toes is magical.

I feel like a lot of men just get scared when they see women teaching other women to own sex for themselves. Sex is something that it should be good on both ends, but a lot of times it feels like it’s something that men use as a weapon or like a threat. I feel like men think that they own sex, and I feel like it scares them when women own sex.”

On Her Musical Mission:

“I want Black women to be louder. I want us to be sassier. I want us to demand more, be more outspoken, keep speaking and just keep demanding what you deserve. Don’t change—just get better. Grow from these situations. Don’t be beating yourself up about these situations, because that’d be a lot of problems too. I feel we keep this stuff in and there’s some kind of way we flip it on ourselves. We didn’t f*ck up—We didn’t do something wrong, and it’s like, ‘No, girl, relax. You just needed somebody to come stir the Kool-Aid.’ ”

Your thoughts?

[Photo Credit: GQ / Adrienne Raquel]

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  1. Pat November 16, 2020

    Some of the best pix she’s taken

  2. ME V You November 16, 2020

    I can believe he offered them money after shooting her.

  3. whhyyte n blackk bicthess November 16, 2020

    the party has agrees w. GQ SEXXY thee stallion of the year.

    . this site keeps tryna force that other girl down our throats and she doesnt need to talk about that thief either cuz she dont know how much of a ripp off copycatyonce is

  4. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) November 16, 2020

    Nice wig tho….💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿 Keep dreaming on that natural hair 💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) November 16, 2020

      …and keep dreaming on being a girl, boy. 🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻

      • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) November 16, 2020

        And keep dreaming being me💅🏿💅🏿 The one & only Marilyn mon-h-o-e. U will never be me💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ So bow down trashy bish and kiss my hand💋💋

  5. DC November 16, 2020

    Clearly roc nation payola why all her solo s*** flop rapper of the year when her hits we’re not hers on her own payola

    • FAF November 16, 2020

      She has multiple solo hits tho . Big ole freak and Captain Hook And her EPS have gold gold or platinum

      • DC November 16, 2020

        Captain Hook was not a damn hit don’t stop flopped as well as boys in the hood next

  6. tyty November 16, 2020

    Roc nation are doing a good job. She looks great Time magazine now GQ. I hope she snags the number 1 album on billboard. She looks great. I’m glad she changed stylists.

    • DC November 16, 2020

      BTS come out same day but she can settle for number 2 lol

      • tyty November 16, 2020

        Stay out my mentions hating ass… *eww cleanses myself from the negativity

    • DC November 16, 2020

      Stfu

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