In a society where a woman’s autonomy and sexuality is policed, it takes a brave woman to stand up for herself in defiance of the status quo. Strong and independent women in this environment should be praised for rising against the odds and those that are fiercely talented, must be celebrated. Today, we’ll do just that, we’ll celebrate the exburant femcee Meg Thee Stallion, who recently released her debut album titled Fever.
Born as Megan Pete, the 24 year old rapper out of Houston, Texas has become a force to be reckoned with in the world of hip hop. The “Big Ole Freak” rapper is an educated, multitalented choreographed dancer and model whose proficient bars have garnered much praise. She is comfortable with her sexuality and is not afraid to command your attention.
In 2018, she released an EP titled Tina Snow, where she demonstrated why she had easily slayed at cyphers and freestyles in Texas. The EP was such a success that her single, “Big Ole Freak” soon went Gold.
A year later she followed that Gold status with her full-length album titled, Fever, featuring DaBaby and Three 6 Mafia’s Juicy J. The album was released on May 17, under the record label 300 Entertainment. Pitchfork praised the album, describing it as "steeped in sex, pimpin, and power; it sounds like a once and future Houston rap classic"
Her success behind the microphone is equally matched by her heart of gold. On May 27th , a huge fan of hers (Cyril Briscoe) was killed in a drive-by shooting hours after her show in Washington DC. Cyril’s cousin tweeted about the tragedy and shared the GoFundMe campaign set up to cover the cost of his burial. Meg took notice and immediately donated money to the campaign, even going as far as contacting the relative to assure her that if they needed more financial assistance, she will be right there for them.
Meg Thee Stallion is proof that you can be comfortable in your own skin and be sexually assertive. She’s proved that women can champion themselves as independent artists and rise to fame on the merits of their own skills and talent. More importantly, her generosity serves as a reminder that no matter how big you make it, you can still be kind enough to give back to those that have supported you and believed in your work. Meg Thee Stallion is an empowering woman we have the pleasure of celebrating.