Megan Thee Stallion has ridden her way into GRAMMY history books thanks to ‘Savage.’
The Best Rap Peformance GRAMMY trophy was introduced in 1989 as a mean to recognize the achievement of Hip Hop performers (which, in many cases, is also the songwriter). Since its arrival to the GRAMMY categorical tally, no female act has ever collected a win – until now.
Thanks to her 2020 #1 hit, ‘Savage,’ Stallion is the first female owner of this golden grammophone, breaking a long history of the category’s male domination in her wake. The already popular song was given an extra boost once music megastar Beyonce added her signature flair to it. As her remixed version was the rendition nominated, she also grabs a trophy for the win (her 26th to date).
See her acceptance speech below.
Note: Megan is the first female winner of this iteration of the award, which was discontinued in 1990 and resurrected in 2012. Other versions of the award – which include the now defunct Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Performance by Duo/Group respectively – have had previous female winners. That list includes Queen Latifah (1995), Salt-N-Pepa (1995), Mary J. Blige (1996), Faith Evans (1998), Erykah Badu (2000), Missy Elliott (2003 & 2004), and Fergie as part of the Black Eyed Peas.