Megan Thee Stallion Covers “The FADER”
The Houston raptress is covering The FADER’S first summer issue and in it, speaking on advice she gained from her late mother and being a female rapper in the male-dominated industry.
Here are quotes from The FADER’S cover story on Megan Thee Stallion:
Megan on her mom’s advice for her bullies in school:
“I finally told my mom, and she was like, ‘Look Megan, f*** them hoes. They don’t like you ’cause they hating on you.’ So I went to school the next day — you know when yo’ mama give you the green light, you go all out. Ever since then, I been turnt up.”
On the double standard she sees in the industry today:
“And then being a girl too — they criticize you harder than they criticize men,” she says. “If I was out there making little noises like Uzi and Carti be making, they would not rock with that. And not saying that they don’t be going hard, because we definitely finna turn up to both of them, but if it was a chick, like — no.”
Q-Tip was also interviewed and spoke on supporting Megan’s rise in music:
“She’s just an amazing MC…She’s barred out. Some people may think her stuff is just over-sexualized, but it is her approach to it. It’s her tact with it. It is very innovative to me — especially to see a young woman like herself being in a position of standing in her power, to stand in her royalty and never let that be shaken. It was just something in her that I really love.”
Megan on her mom inspiring her to be strong, even after her passing:
“My momma wasn’t a weak person and she wasn’t a complainer. So I don’t wanna be like that…No matter what I’m going through, I still want to keep going,” she continued. “Just to show people you can still be strong and you can still face your everyday life. Even when everything coming down on you. I didn’t cancel none of my shows ‘cause I just knew — I know — how my momma is, and I know she wouldn’t want me to stop.”
The Fader also followed Megan around for a short documentary about her life balancing classes at Texas Southern while selling out shows.
This girl’s got NEXT, we’re sure of it.
See more Megan Thee Stallion in The FADER on the flip.