Megan Thee Stallion opens up about moving forward after her tragic night, being famous while dealing with personal matters and highlighting the #BlackLivesMatter movement in her upcoming album.
It’s been a heavy year for Thee Stallion in a variety of ways. She solidified a record with fellow Houston hottie Beyoncé, launched a partnership with Anime streaming company Crunchy Roll and now she’s gracing the cover of Variety, among other things. However, her light was dimmed after enduring what appeared to be a domestic violence situation with Tory Lanez. The rapper was severely injured after being shot in both of her feet following a night of partying at Kylie Jenner’s home. While many showered Megan with thoughts and prayers, a plethora of people saw her pain as a platform for jokes, minimizing a life-threatening moment for the 25-year-old. Some of those people included Draya Michele, 50 Cent, Cam’Ron, and many others.
Fif and Michele have since apologized. “Damn, I didn’t think this sh– was real,” he wrote on Instagram. “#theestallion, I’m glad your feeling better, and I hope you can accept my apology.” Michele also shared that she was ignorant in perpetrating domestic violence against women. Others like #Rihanna, #Beyonce, #21Savage, and more sent “get well” cards to the Stallion in the midst of her recovery. Despite the drama, she’s back in better spirits while still healing from the traumatic moment. The young star rested for nine days and then took to Instagram to share her experience. “I’m not the type of person who can stay down for a long time,” she said. “I don’t like to be sad or keep myself in a dark place, because I know it could be the worst thing happening, but the pain and the bad things don’t last for long.”
Right now, she’s working on more music, her bachelor’s degree, and a horror film. “It’s gonna be something that definitely blows your mind; you’ve never seen it before,” Megan said. The star will also be dropping a highly-anticipated new song with Cardi B, titled “Wap” on Friday.
As for her album, she says she plans to make the Black Lives Matter movement one of the album’s focal points. “I feel like everything that’s going on right now, if it hasn’t moved you to speak out or try to make some type of difference, then something might be slightly wrong with you,” she said. “Even though I haven’t already come out with a song with that messaging, I definitely plan on it.”
She’s also got a second season of HBO Max’s “Legendary” on the way; no details about production have been released. Not to mention, her management deal with Roc Nation and her newfound friendship with Queen Bey, seem to be flourishing. “In the first five minutes of the conversation, I felt like I’ve been knowing her all my life,” Megan said, recalling the first time she met Beyoncé at # JayZ’s New Year’s Eve party. “She treated me like family, and now I feel like I am family. We talk all the time.”
Through it all, Meg says she’s still learning and taking everything in when it comes to her stardom. “The only thing I don’t like about having all eyes on you at all times is not all eyes are good eyes. I still want to be able to walk into Walmart and buy dog food. I still want to party in the club, and nobody’s recording me, and no super-judgey internet police are going, ‘Shame!’ But all that comes with it, and you have to be prepared for people to be in your business, 24/7,” said Megan.