ARTIST PROFILE

Megan Thee Stallion

Name: Megan Pete

Birthday: February 15, 1995

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Megan Pete (born February 15, 1995), known professionally as Megan Thee Stallion (pronounced “Megan The Stallion”, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. She released the EP in June 2018. She signed to 300 Entertainment in November 2018, making her the first female rapper on the label. Her first full-length project, , was released on May 17, 2019.

Pete was born and raised in South Park Houston, Texas. Her mother, Holly Thomas, rapped under the name Holly-Wood and would bring her daughter with her to recording sessions, instead of putting Pete in daycare.

Megan Thee Stallion began writing her own raps at age 16.When she revealed to her mother that she wanted to rap, Holly required that Megan wait until she was 21 to pursue rapping as a career. Her mother, although impressed by her daughter‘s rapping skills, commented that her lyrics were too suggestive and “ratchet” for her young age. Once Pete began rapping, she continued writing sexual and “ratchet” lyrics.

In 2013, a clip of Megan Pete (now “Megan Thee Stallion”) went viral, where she was battling against male opponents in a “cypher” while a student at Prairie View &M University. The viral video helped Pete gain a larger digital presence and following on social media.She has garnered fans by posting her freestyles on her Instagram since college. She refers to her fans as “hotties”, and credits her hyperactive fan base for her early success. She adopted the stage name Megan Thee Stallion because she was referred to as a stallion during adolescence due to her height and beauty. She is 5’10”.

After taking time off school, she resumed her studies at Texas Southern University in health administration, where she is a third year student as of 2019.Megan also attended Pearland High School in Pearland, Texas and graduated in 2013.

Megan Thee Stallion is known for her confidence, sensuality, and explicit lyrics. She presents her sexuality throughout her lyrics, videos, and live performances. In an interview with Pitchfork she stated, “It’s not just about being sexy, it’s about being confident and me being confident in my sexuality.”

In an interview with Rolling Stone she noted, “I don’t feel like we ever really had a female rapper come from Houston or Texas and shut shit down. So that’s where I’m coming from.”

She cites Pimp C, Lil Kim, Biggie Smalls, and Three 6 Mafia, as her biggest influences.