Rapper Megan Thee Stallion definitely had quite a successful year as a rising star in the Hip-Hop industry in 2019. Megan, who is a student at HBCU Texas Southern University, released her mixtape Fever last year and it was generally well-received by critics. In fact, the “Big Ole Freak” rapper got news that her song Cash Sh*t feat. DaBaby on the mixtape was certified as platinum by RIAA on October 22, 2019. She posted an image of her recognition on Instagram at said date, celebrating this achievement with her hotties. In addition, many other artists in the industry like Nicki Minaj has praised her for writing her own raps and her unique delivery. Minaj, of course, shocked millions of people when she announced her retirement from music again on the same day that her song featuring DaBaby was certified platinum and acknowledged Megan during the Billboard Women’s in Music event held later in the year for holding it down for all the female rappers. Let us not forget that Megan’s collaboration with Minaj on the song “Hot Girl Summer” also was certified platinum by RIAA on December 16, 2019.
Her “hot girl summer” phrase basically became a popular thing to say in regards to living your best life all summer long for many girls and boys alike. Megan is known for “driving the boat” too, which is pouring liquor into someone’s mouth that amounts to a shot and for her explicit lyrics pertaining to sex. This is why she is not a role model, but rather a success model who inspires many young girls across the country. That is to say, I would not recommend Megan’s lifestyle of drinking liquor and boasting about breaking up with her boyfriend every season as an example to imitate, especially in regards to young girls who probably look up to her as a role model. But instead, I point to the success of Megan, which is in large part to being a genuine person, her pen game, and managing it all while being a full-time student at a black university.
Megan Thee Stallion is genuine
You can tell that Megan is truly genuine. She states that she keeps “it realer than real, f*ck all the critics and fuck how they feel.” Obviously, she does not succumb easily to criticism and she has an inherent self-confidence. These qualities seem to just ooze out of her whenever she is performing live in front of thousands of people or during an interview with a leading magazine. Something that all young girls should strive to be like in all aspects of life.
Power of the pen
It is no surprise that the Houston, Texas native writes her own raps and takes great pride in doing so. Earlier in 2019, she had to set the record straight in regards to this when a fellow artist claimed that she had written some of the lyrics to her song “Simon Says” feat. Juicy J. Megan immediately addressed the rumors, insisting that she writes all of her raps and does not need anyone to assist her with ideas and things of the like. Basically, every young girl ought to follow Megan’s lead when it comes to being authentic and original in every human endeavor.
Many female rappers were strippers before their rise to fame. Get it how you live, I guess. But Megan’s climb up the ladder is refreshing because she is one of a few rappers who attend or graduated from college in recent memory, not to mention that she attends a black university! During an interview, someone actually asked her why does she attends a university. He did not mean any harm by his question, however, it was practically offensive that he would ask such a thing. Megan laughed it off and answered his question effortlessly and stated that the university and her studies is very important to her, implying that you can chase your dreams and further your education at the same time.
I do not know about you, but I am keeping tabs on Megan and what she has to offer this new year. Whatever it is, I am sure that she will continue to be successful because of her being a genuine person, her pen game and soon to be college degree.