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How Megan Thee Stallion bossed up from college girl to rap superstar

Megan Thee Stallion, also known as “Tina Snow” or “Hot Girl Meg” is one of the most dynamic female rappers today. Thee Stallion is also a soon-to-be senior student at Texas Southern University.

Before releasing the “Savage” remix with Beyoncé, the Texas-native was making songs in her college dorm room. Her talents eventually landed her this major track, which debuted at #1 on the American iTunes Chart. The track has lived on the U.S. Songs Chart for 82 days since.

Early beginnings

At 18, the Hot Girl expressed to her late mother and former rapper, Holly-Wood, that she wanted to start rapping. Her mother suggested she wait until she was older because there is a lot of vulgarity in rap.

If you listen to Thee Stallion, her lyrics are raunchy, but her fierceness is what makes her who she is.

Not only is Megan a schoolgirl by day and rapper by night, she knows how to freestyle. Mainstream female rappers don’t tend to freestyle often, so seeing Megan do it is refreshing. Her verse in the 2016 “The Houston Cypher” offered her exposure, followed by her Stalli Freestyle in 2017.

Hot Girl Summer

The rapper’s 5’10 stature and ample features attract many to her, but the Hot Girl is rather humble. Thee Stallion is often seen hanging out with other fellow rappers, including women and men, like Sza, Kash Doll, Lizzo, Da Baby, and Nicki Minaj just to name a few.

She feeds them shots of liquor, particularly D’usse or tequila, in videos and calls it “driving the boat.” The Hot Girl’s friendliness has landed her lots of opportunities in music, like her collaboration with Nicki Minaj.

In 2019, Thee Stallion collaborated with the rap star for “Hot Girl Summer”. The track landed at #1 on the American iTunes Chart on August 9, 2019.

The Houston native told The Root that a hot girl summer is about “women — and men — just being unapologetically them, just having a good-ass time, hyping up your friends, doing you, not giving a damn about what nobody got to say about it. You definitely have to be a person that can be the life of the party, and y’know, just a bad bitch.”

Legal issues

In March 2020, the rapper went public via Instagram Live about her issues with her label, 1501 Certified Entertainment. Turns out 1501 wasn’t allowing the Hot Girl to release new music. Megan acknowledged she signed a contract with them when she was 20 and “didn’t know everything that was in that contract.”

Megan filed suit against the label and was granted an extended restraining order against the label. Once issued, the rapper released a short project called Suga on March 6. The EP is home to “B.I.T.C.H.,” “Captain Hook,” and “Savage.”

Thee Stallion couldn’t be held back for too long, and hopefully not for much longer. The rapper was recently involved in an incident alongside rapper Tory Lanez, who allegedly shot her multiple times. Megan is in stable condition, but she did take to Twitter to express her current feelings surrounding the world’s climate.

“Black women are so unprotected & we hold so many things in to protect the feelings of others w/o considering our own. It might be funny to y’all on the internet and just another messy topic for you to talk about but this is my real life and I’m real life hurt and traumatized,” said Thee Stallion.