The stylist who helped shape Megan Thee Stallion’s image is parting ways with the rapper to pursue his own personal brand.
EJ King, who famously linked with the Houston rapper through Instagram DM, took to Instagram Live to address his relationship with Meg, Bossip reports.
“None of this is to ever be messy,” he clarified. “I don’t want this to be taken out of context that there’s a beef with Meg. It’s strictly my truth, and I just don’t want people to keep asking me things about somebody that I’m not around, and I want people to stop asking me things about a situation that I have nothing to do with.”
King said he was taking a step back from styling clients to focus on himself and his brand, where he and his work are valued.
“I wanna do more for me, more for my brand. I don’t want to work under somebody or ever feel like the way that people can make you feel like what you do for them in their life is disposable,” King said on Live, according to Bossip. “Whether you’re a hairstylist, a makeup artist, stylist, PR, whatever it is—when you work for people personally, sometimes they like to forget that you’re your own person and what you do for them is a service. So sometimes the services you do for them are no longer needed. And that’s it. All I can do is be my genuine self, my loving self.”
On Monday, Meg took to Twitter to share a message of her own, saying, “get rid of whatever isn’t helping you grow and get better,” as fans speculated shade.
Get rid of whatever isn’t helping you grow and get better 💙
— HOT GIRL MEG (@theestallion) October 5, 2020
King has worked in visual arts for close to 20 years and got his first big break working on the film Dream Girls. Some of his former clients include Tamar Braxton and Chris Brown.