Despite an obviously traumatizing year, Megan Thee Resilient STILL had an epic 2020 filled with enormous highs ranging from awards to partnerships to viral hits.
The Houston hottie started off strong with that super-viral #SavageChallenge that dominated social media courtesy of TikToker @Keke.Janajah aka Keara Wilson. Wilson posted herself doing 8-counts to Megan’s track “Savage” and that exploded into an all-out sensation that made Meg’s track burn up the charts. The catchy choreography even caught the eye of Meg herself who did the challenge after hours of practice and the #SavageChallenge racked up MILLIONS of views.
That epic remix went on to be nominated for THREE GRAMMYS; Record Of The Year, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Song. Meg also racked up a Grammy nod for Best New Artist thus extending her winning streak despite 2020’s trials and tribulations.
Meg’s had a hellvua year, one that included her taking a stance and demanding that America do better to “protect Black women”, especially after that July 12 incident when she was shot in the foot. The rapper was dragged in the court of public opinion from those downplaying and discrediting the violent incident to those flat out saying she “lied” about the course of events. That led to Megan Thee Defiant penning a NY Times Op-Ed where she spoke on her detractors and urged America to do better to”protect Black Women.”
“Even as a victim, I have been met with skepticism and judgment. The way people have publicly questioned and debated whether I played a role in my own violent assault proves that my fears about discussing what happened were, unfortunately, warranted.
But you know what? I’m not afraid of criticism. We live in a country where we have the freedom to criticize elected officials. And it’s ridiculous that some people think the simple phrase “Protect Black women” is controversial. We deserve to be protected as human beings. And we are entitled to our anger about a laundry list of mistreatment and neglect that we suffer.
That’s not all Megan Thee Protector did this year however, moving past the shade and belittling, Hot Girl Meg delivered some good news.
Her “Good News” project dropped November 20 with features from SZA, Beyoncé, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Young Thug, Popcaan, DaBaby, and the City Girls, of course.
The album aimed to encourage fans to make and become their own good news while bringing fun back into their everyday lives.
Megan Thee Debut Album dropper also racked up numerous awards this year; 5 BET Awards including Hip-Hop Artist Of The Year, an MTV VMA for ‘Savage”, and an American Music Award for Best Rap Song.
That Hot Girl reign just won’t let up and we LOVE to see it.
Check out more of Meg’s most momentous moments in 2020 on the flip.
Megan Thee MUA Named Revlon Global Ambassador
— Revlon (@revlon) August 6, 2020
Revlon and Meg’s partnership meant that she joined the pantheon of famous ambassadors of past and present including Gal Gadot, Ashley Graham, Sofia Carson, Jessica Jung, Adwoa Aboah and Eniola Abioro.
Naturally, Meg was ecstatic.
“I’ve always set the bar high for myself with everything I do, but to now be a brand ambassador for Revlon, it feels like a new level,” said Megan. “To me, the Revlon brand stands for both beauty and female strength and I’m excited to help define what that means to a new generation of women.”
For her official campaign photo, Megan did her own makeup using all Revlon including the Revlon ColorStay Looks Book Eye Shadow Palettes and Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick.
Meg has continued to show off her MUA skills exclusively with Revlon products.
Megan Thee Sex Kitten Releases “WAP” With Cardi B
You can’t mention Megan Thee Stallion’s most momentous 2020 moments without mentioning the think-piece inspiring, controversy causing “WAP.”
Megan explained that the eyebrow-raising, p***y-pop inducing track (and super-steamy cameo-filled video)encourages women’s empowerment.
“I loved how all the women were like, “Yes, we got that WAP.” Like, I feel like it made a lot of women not be shy,” Meg told Apple Music. “You could sing these words and really feel liberated. Like, you could really own your own sexuality because a lot of the times, I feel like men think that sex is just about them, or that sex is just for them. This is my vagina, like, I could sing about it if I want to … We didn’t know that this song was gonna do none of this. Like, we didn’t know that it was gonna piss people off. We didn’t know the republicans was gonna be pissed off. I was like, “Damn, y’all ain’t trying to win some right now? Like, why y’all even worried about WAP?” (laughs). But like, I don’t know.”
“WAP” went on to win Best Rap Song at the AMAs.
Megan Thee Savage Stallion Becomes Face Of Savage x Fenty Summer 2020 Campaign
— HOT GIRL MEG (@theestallion) May 21, 2020
In 2020 Megan Thee Savage Stallion became the new face of Rihanna’s lingerie line. The Houston hottie was already a Savage x Fenty ambassador and was featured in the brand’s summer 2020 social campaign.
According to Rihanna herself, Meg in all her cake clapping glory was exactly what her brand embodies so it makes sense that she’ll star in the social media campaign titled #SavagexTheeStallion.
“Meg is the energy we were looking for,” said Rihanna in a statement. “She is a risktaker with an attitude, character, and personality.”
Hot Girl Meg said she equally excited about the campaign considering the lingerie line’s celebration of diversity.
“I’m so excited to work with a brand that embodies diversity and celebrates women in all their glory,” Stallion said in a statement. “In my Savage x Fenty, I feel sexy, comfortable, and confident. We want all the hotties around the world to feel good about themselves exactly as they are.”
Meg burned up timelines by flaunting her copious cakes in Rih Rih’s lingerie.
Megan The Winner Named GQ’s Rapper Of The Year
Inside the publication, she spoke on the importance of Black women being more assertive…
“I want us to be sassier. I want us to demand more, be more outspoken, keep speaking, and just keep demanding what you deserve. Don’t change—just get better. Grow from these situations. Don’t be beating yourself up about these situations…I feel we keep this stuff in and there’s some kind of way we flip it on ourselves. We didn’t f***k up—we didn’t do something wrong.”
and emphasized how women can assert their own personal magic through the raunchy lyrics of “WAP.”
“Sometimes people are really not comfortable enough with themselves, and I don’t think they like to watch other people be comfortable with themselves. And I don’t think they want
anybody to teach other people how to be comfortable with themselves,” Meg told GQ about “WAP.” “I feel like a lot of men just get scared when they see women teaching other women to own sex for themselves. Sex is something that it should be good on both ends, but a lot of times it feels like it’s something that men use as a weapon or like a threat. I feel like men think that they own sex, and I feel like it scares them when women own sex.” She continues: “…Sometimes you just got to remind people that you’re magical and everything about you down to your vagina and to your toes is magical.”