Megan Thee Stallion - Biography

Megan Ruth Pete, better known by her stage name Megan Thee Stallion, is an American rapper and composer. She rose to prominence when recordings of her freestyling went viral on social media sites such as Instagram. She is originally from Houston, Texas.

Megan Thee Stallion signed with 300 Entertainment in 2018, and she has since released the mixtape Fever (2019), the extended play Suga (2020), and her first studio album, Good News (2020), all of which have charted in the top ten on the Billboard 200. Her first and second number ones on the US Billboard Hot 100 list were 'Savage (Remix)' starring Beyoncé and her appearance on Cardi B's song 'WAP,' with the latter giving Megan with her first number one in many other nations.

Megan Thee Stallion has won many awards during her career, including six BET Awards, five BET Hip Hop Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, a Billboard Women in Music Award, and three Grammy Awards. She became the second female rapper to win Best New Artist at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, after Lauryn Hill in 1999. Time magazine named her one of the world's 100 most influential people in its annual list in 2020.

Family

Megan Jovon is a model. Ruth Pete was born on February 15, 1995, in San Antonio, Texas, and her mother, Holly Thomas, relocated to Houston shortly thereafter. Thomas rapped as 'Holly-Wood' and would bring her daughter to recording sessions rather than placing her in childcare. Pete grew up in Houston's South Park area before relocating with her mother to Pearland, Texas, when she was 14 years old, where she stayed until she was 18. Pete started composing raps when he was 16 years old.

When she informed her mother she wanted to rap, Holly insisted on Pete waiting till she was 21 before pursuing rapping as a profession. Her mother expressed concern that her songs were too sexually explicit for her daughter's age. Pete graduated from Pearland High School in 2013. Her father died while she was in her freshman year of high school.

Pete started posting videos of herself freestyling on social media in 2013, when she was a student at Prairie View A&M University. A video of Pete competing in a 'cypher' against male opponents went viral. Pete was able to grow his digital presence and social media following as a result of the exposure. While in college, she gained followers by sharing her freestyles on Instagram. She refers to her followers as 'hotties,' and she attributes her early success to her raucous fan following.

She chose the stage moniker 'Megan Thee Stallion' since she was referred to as a 'stallion' as a child because of her height (5'10' or 178 cm) and 'thick' body frame: voluptuous and statuesque ladies in the South are referred to as stallions.

Megan Thee Stallion acknowledges her Creole heritage in her songs 'Cocky AF' and 'Freak Nasty,' as well as in a September 2017 tweet. Holly Thomas, her mother, died in March 2019 from a long-term cancerous brain tumour, and her grandmother died the same month. In addition to serving as Megan's manager, Thomas influenced her choice to get a degree in health administration and encouraged her desire to open assisted living facilities in her hometown of Houston.

After taking a break from school, she returned to Texas Southern University to pursue a degree in health management, where she was a third-year student in 2019.She has four dogs: 4oe , Dos, Five, and Ten, a French bulldog.On February 19, 2021, Megan Thee Stallion announced her romance with fellow rapper Pardison Fontaine through Instagram Live.

Career

Megan Thee Stallion released her first song 'Like a Stallion' in April 2016. This was followed by the SoundCloud-only mixtapes Rich Ratchet (2016) and Megan Mix (2016). (2017). Megan Thee Stallion made her professional solo debut in September 2017 with the commercially released EP Make It Hot. The EP's 2017 song 'Last Week in HTx' became her most popular track during this period, garnering millions of views on YouTube. Megan Thee Stallion released 'Stalli (Freestyle)' in 2017 as a remix of late artist XXXTentacion's 'Look at Me!'

Megan Thee Stallion auditioned for a role on Love & Hip Hop: Houston around this time, but the planned spin-off of the Love & Hip Hop series was cancelled in June 2016.

Megan Thee Stallion signed with 1501 Certified Entertainment, a Houston-based indie label managed by T. Farris and owned by former baseball star Carl Crawford, in early 2018. She was the label's first female rapper, and she performed at SXSW in March 2018. Megan Thee Stallion released Tina Snow, a 10-song extended play, on the label in June 2018.

The EP is titled after her alter persona, 'Tina Snow,' whom she describes as a 'more raw version' of herself. Tina Snow got favourable reviews from reviewers. 'She offered plenty of freak anthems with quotable lines to wield against ain't-shit guys,' said Eric Torres of Pitchfork. In an interview with Mic, she said that she is not ashamed to speak about her sexuality, nor does she feel confined to either the 'clever' or 'freak' dichotomy. The Fader's Nandi Howard praised her abilities to rap with 'electrifying speed and accuracy.'

Megan Thee Stallion confirmed her signing with 300 Entertainment in November 2018, making her the label's first female rapper. During this period, she was supposed to open for Australian rapper Iggy Azalea on her Bad Girls Concert, however the tour was subsequently cancelled.

Megan Thee Stallion released the song 'Hot Girl Summer' on August 9, 2019, featuring fellow American rapper Nicki Minaj and singer Ty Dolla Sign. The song, which is a tribute to Minaj's famous 'hot girl summer' meme, was inspired by an Instagram Live session between Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion. It reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, becoming Megan Thee Stallion's first top 20 song, and topped the Rolling Stone 100. The next week, she appeared with Quavo and City Girls on the Quality Control compilation album, Quality Control: Control the Streets, Volume 2, on the tune 'Pastor.'

Megan Thee Stallion signed a management contract with Roc Nation in September 2019. In October 2019, she developed and acted in Hottieween, a horror series directed by Teyana Taylor. That same month, she appeared on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert as part of the Tiny Desk Fest. Megan Thee Stallion was included to Time's first 'Time 100 Next' list in November 2019.

Megan Thee Stallion and singer Normani recorded the song 'Diamonds' in January 2020 for the soundtrack of the superhero film Birds of Prey, which was released the same year. The following month, she announced her debut album Suga and released the first song 'B.I.T.C.H.' In February 2020, she was featured on Phony Ppl's song 'Fkn Around,' and she performed 'B.I.T.C.H.' on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The following month, she stated that her first album will be delayed due to her effort to renegotiate her contract with 1501 Certified.

She created the hashtag '#FreeTheeStallion' to raise awareness to the problem, stating that she 'understood some of the lingo' when she signed the original contract with 1501.

She released the EP Suga on March 6, 2020, against the desires of 1501, after a court issued a temporary restraining order against the label. The song 'Savage' from the EP became viral on TikTok the same month, when famous user Keara Wilson used it in a dance challenge video, which has 15.7 million views and 2.4 million likes as of March 20, 2020.

On April 29, 2020, a remix starring Beyoncé was released. Shortly after the remix's release, the song became Megan thee Stallion's first top 10 entry in the United States, ultimately becoming her first chart #1 in the nation. 'Savage' also aided Suga's sales, pushing it to the seventh spot on the Billboard 200. The song's proceeds were donated to the Houston charity Bread of Life, which offers disaster assistance to people impacted by COVID-19. Megan Thee Stallion also served as a judge on HBO's Max voguing competition programme Legendary, which premiered in May 2020.

On June 26, 2020, she released the song 'Girls in the Hood,' followed by a feature on Cardi B's track 'WAP' and appearance in its music video in August 2020. 'WAP' earned her second number-one hit in the United States, breaking the record for most streaming for a song in its first week of release in the United States (93 million).

Megan Thee Stallion joined Revlon as a Global Brand Ambassador in August 2020. She earned her first Billboard Music Award nomination in September 2020, when she was nominated for Top Rap Female Artist. A few days later, she was named to Time magazine's annual list of the world's most important people. Taraji P. Henson, an American actress, wrote her bio for this listing. Megan Thee Stallion matched Drake for the most nominations at the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards, with eight, including Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year.

She also matched Justin Bieber for the most nominations for a musician at the 2020 People's Choice Awards, with six apiece. Megan Thee Stallion would also become the American Music Awards' second most-nominated artist in 2020. She released the song 'Don't Stop' in October 2020, starring rapper Young Thug, and promoted it by singing it on the 46th season premiere of Saturday Night Live. That evening, she also sang a 'politically charged' rendition of 'Savage' in which she addressed racism, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, and the necessity of defending black women and the Black Lives Matter movement.

She proceeded to advocate for this cause by publishing an op-ed for The New York Times titled 'Why I Speak Up for Black Women,' which garnered widespread attention. Megan Thee Stallion appears in Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine, a 2020 comedy special. At the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, she earned four nominations, including Best New Artist and Record of the Year for 'Savage (Remix).' She went on to win the former, becoming her the first female hip hop artist to do so since Lauryn Hill in 1999, as well as Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for 'Savage (Remix),' both for 'Savage (Remix).'

Megan Thee Stallion announced the release of her first studio album Good News on November 13, 2020, which was released on November 20, 2020. The album's release was also timed to coincide with the release of its fourth single, 'Body,' as well as its music video. With nearly 100,000 album-equivalent units sold, the album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Megan Thee Stallion was featured with American singer and rapper Doja Cat on the remix of Ariana Grande's song '34+35,' the second single from her sixth studio album Positions, on January 14, 2021. On February 12, 2021, a music video for the remix was released.

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Ability

Megan Thee Stallion is renowned for her self-assurance, sexiness, and provocative songs. Her sexuality is expressed in her songs, videos, and live performances. 'It's not just about looking attractive, it's about being confident, and me being confident in my sexuality,' she said in an interview with Pitchfork. She told Rolling Stone about her Texas rap roots: 'I don't think we've ever had a female rapper from Houston or Texas come in and shut shit down. That is where I am coming from.'

Megan Thee Stallion credits her mother as her first and most significant inspiration. Since her youth, she has regarded Pimp C and his 2006 solo album, Pimpalation, as influences, appreciating his talk-rap style and 'cockiness,' and saying that she aspires to instil the same confidence that the rapper does via his music.

She has also been influenced by the wordplay of The Notorious B.I.G., Lil' Kim, and Three 6 Mafia. She stated this during her acceptance speech at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, when she was accompanied onstage by Beyoncé to receive an award for their collaboration: ''You know what?' I've been saying since I was a child. I'm going to grow up and be like the rap Beyoncé one day.' That was certainly my intention. And I remember going to the rodeo for the first time and seeing Destiny's Child play, and I was like, 'yeah, I'm going to go hard, I love her work ethic, I love who she is, I love how she conducts herself.' 'Megan, what would Beyoncé do?' my mother would constantly ask. 'You know what?' I'm constantly saying. What else would Beyoncé do except crank it up a notch?''.

She also said that, 'Nicki arrived before us, therefore she was the one we had to look at at this time. As a result, he has unquestionably been an influence to me.' She considers Q-Tip to be her mentor.

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Reputations

Megan Thee Stallion has referred to herself in numerous interviews as 'Tina Snow,' one of her alter personas and the name of her first EP, Tina Snow. It was inspired by Pimp C's pseudonym Tony Snow, and it has a comparable level of confidence and an unabashed sexually dominating delivery. Another alter persona is 'Hot Girl Meg,' who is characterised as reflecting Megan Thee Stallion's carefree and outgoing side, which she equates to a 'college, party girl.' She said that 'Hot Girl Meg' was first released on her EP, Fever. She has sometimes been referred to as 'Thee Hood Tyra Banks.'

Megan coined the term 'hot girl summer' and it quickly became popular on social media. It is a spin-off of another of her well-known catchphrases, 'hot chick,' which is also derived from 'genuine hot girl crap.' On April 14, 2018, she used the term for the first time in a tweet. It was subsequently used on the Fever album cover, which said, 'She's thee HOT GIRL, and she's delivering THEE HEAT.' 'Women and guys being unabashedly them, just having a good-ass time, hyping up their buddies, doing you,' she described the phrase. Megan Thee Stallion registered the phrase 'hot girl summer' as a trademark in September 2019 after filing for it in July of that year. On August 9, 2019, a song with the same name was released.

Megan Thee Stallion is renowned for her trademark ad-lib, which includes pushing her tongue out, making a 'creaky,' audible 'ugh' or 'blah' sound. Twitter developed an official emoji for this tongue sign in August 2019, which may be generated right after the hashtag '#megantheestallion.' This sign also served as inspiration for the cover art of her EP Suga, which was released in March 2020.

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Philanthropy

Megan Thee Stallion donated $15,400 in Thanksgiving turkeys and assisted with their distribution to 1,050 needy families at the Houston Food Bank Portwall Pantry in November 2019.

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allegations

Megan Thee Stallion said on July 15, 2020, that she had sustained gunshot wounds and had had surgery to remove the bullets. Her testimony contradicted an earlier TMZ claim that she had hurt her foot on broken glass three days before while in a car with rapper Tory Lanez and an unnamed lady; the car was stopped by police, and Lanez was detained on gun charges after a vehicle search. As numerous jokes about the supposed shooting spread online, Megan was mocked. On July 27, 2020, she disclosed that she had been shot in both feet and condemned the rumours and jokes in an Instagram Live session, during which she also recalled the event and wept.

Megan claimed Lanez shot her the next month, stating, 'I didn't tell the police what happened instantly right then because I didn't want to die.' Lanez released his fifth album, Daystar, on September 25, 2020, in which he tackles the accusations in almost every song and denies shooting Megan, while also alleging she and her crew were 'trying to frame' him. Megan's attorney, Alex Spiro, alleged the same day in a statement to Variety that Lanez's agents have subsequently tried to start a 'smear campaign' against Megan in order to undermine her claims.

'We have been made aware of altered text messages and fabricated email accounts that have been distributed to the media in a deliberate effort to sell a false narrative about the events that transpired,' Spiro said. Lanez's team disputed this, stating they will look into who was behind the phoney emails and take necessary action. Megan Thee Stallion would later claim that Lanez and his crew had given her money to be silent about the event.

Prosecutors in Los Angeles County accused Lanez on October 8, 2020, with allegedly shooting Megan Thee Stallion. Lanez's arraignment was set on October 13, but it was moved to November 18 after his counsel sought a continuance. Lanez has now been served with a protection order, requiring him to remain at least 100 yards away from Megan and not contact her. He was also ordered to relinquish any firearms he has.

Megan addressed the gunshot claim further in an op-ed for The New York Times published on October 13, 2020, writing: 'In so many aspects of life, black women are still routinely mistreated and ignored. I was lately the victim of a man's violent conduct. I was shot twice as I walked away from him after a party. We were not in a relationship at the time. To be honest, I was surprised that I landed myself in that situation '.. Lanez faces a maximum term of 22 years and eight months in state prison if convicted. In late November 2020, he pled not guilty to assault with a semiautomatic pistol.

Megan Thee Stallion released her first studio album, Good News, in the same month, with the diss track 'Shots Fired' aimed at Lanez as the album opener. The song was well-received, with several reviewers pointing out that it samples and interpolates The Notorious B.I.G.'s 1995 hit 'Who Shot Ya?' Megan Thee Stallion addressed the alleged shooting in a New York Times op-ed titled 'Why I Speak Up for Black Women.'

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