Megan Thee Stallion has been magnetising new fans by the day, thanks to her fiery flow and relatable persona.
With her star ascending a rapid rate, i-D Magazine profile the rapper at one of the most exciting junctures of her journey so far.
Posing it up in the Ethan James Green shoot, Hot Girl Meg also spoke on her foray into rap, recently signing with Roc Nation, a collaboration with Beyonce, and more.
Get to know the Houston native a little better after the jump…
On Being A Quiet Child:
“Honestly, I’m not going to lie. I was a good kid. I was observing more than I was talking. I really didn’t start being vocal until maybe the fifth grade. I would spend a lot of time with my mom and my grandma. Kids used to pick on me because I was quiet, I was an easy target. But I wasn’t quiet because I was scared. I was quiet because I didn’t want to f*cking talk to them. One day I went home and I told my mom, ‘I think they’re picking on me.’ I wanted to get my mom’s permission to go back to school and go the f*ck off on everybody. She gave me the green light and I went to school and I cussed that little bitch out. Ever since then, I was just talking my sh*t.”
On How She Started Rapping:
“I didn’t tell anybody that I wanted to rap when I was in high school. But when I got to college I was like, nobody knows me. I’m going to just tell them I’m a rapper and they’re just going to have to go with that. So my best friend, who’s now my assistant, we would just be on YouTube together all the time, going through beats. That’s how I made my first mixtape, Rich Ratchet. Then I started going to the studio and working with DJ Chose, he still sends me beats. I don’t have a project out there that doesn’t have a DJ Chose beat on it. I’m not the type of person that just needs you for a season. If I want you in my life, you’re going to stay in my life.”
On Beyonce Collaboration:
“Everybody knows that I love, love, love, love Beyoncé. Both of us are from Houston. I really feel like that’s something I want to do. I always looked at Beyoncé as the example. Oh my God, I don’t even know what I would do if I meet Beyoncé.”
On Her New Management:
“I just signed to Roc Nation. I’ve met Jay-Z now, he’s really cool. I’m getting managed by them and it’s just awesome. It feels like family.”
Her Message For Young People:
“Don’t ever think that there’s not somebody out there that you can relate to. It doesn’t matter if it’s your blood or a friend or just a complete stranger. There will always be somebody out there that has been through the same thing that you’ve been through – you’ve really just got to stay strong and you got to find that person. Somebody is always willing to help you, so if you ever feel like you’re by yourself, you got to tough it out for a little while. You got to be yourself. But you always going to run into somebody that’s going to give you that love that you’ve been looking for.”