Megan Thee Stallion trots through the mind of Akademiks quite a bit it seems.
At the top of the year, the blogger/DJ-turned-Web personality sent the rapper’s fans – affectionately called #Hotties – into a frenzy when he said the GRAMMY winner wasn’t ‘100th of the talent’ of her ‘Hot Girl Summer’ co-star Nicki Minaj (as we reported here).
As if the unceremonious slamming he was for that afforded wasn’t enough, he returned for more this week – inciting furor after Stallion’s 2021 BET Award sweep.
See what he said that caused a firestorm of controversy among the #Hotties.
On Sunday (June 27), Meg entered the BET Awards as its most nominated (and later most winning) act of the night (click here to see the full winner’s list). Later, Akademiks – possibly pressed by the victories – went on a tirade.
“I guess I’ll start by saying this: I am now in belief that Meg Thee Stallion’s career has been propelled, overhyped, and also put on a pedestal because of this whole Black girl magic, protect Black women [movement]. I’m sorry,” he says in the recorded clip.
Referring to her as ‘overhyped’ and ‘an industry plant’ at points during the recording, the 30-year-old asserted her success is the direct result of public sympathy from allegedly being shot by fellow rapper Tory Lanez.
“She just dropped it’s called ‘Good News.’ It’s mid. It’s mid. And if it was anyone we liked that dropped a mid album that wasn’t being seen as a victim who we need to uplift and just act like the fact that she’s doing it is good enough, he said before later continuing, “She could fart on a song and people would be like ‘Oh my god, that is the sweet, sweet, sweet sound of being a victim…protect her, she is Black and she is a woman.’”
Needless to say, his commentary didn’t sit well with #Hotties.