The 25-year-old Houston based rapper opens up to Marie Claire about the double standards in the music industry, letting go of perfectionism, and why “women are the superior beings.” Megan also filmed a Pop Quiz Video for Marie Claire where she shares what is the last text she sent, her favorite dance move, the best gift she’s ever received, and more.
Stallion is best known for coining the Summer 2019 catch phrase, “Hot Girl Summer.” This year, she’s recently released her highly anticipated album “Suga” which has spawned the #SavageChallenge across social media. Megan has also begun filming a new HBO Max reality competition series called “Legendary” which will have Megan giving feedback to dance and fashion “divas” who are vying for the crown in the voguing competition.
On her rise in the music industry: “I’ve never had a plan B; I always had two plan A’s.”
On dating: “Sometimes I can treat men like they’re disposable, and it’s because I know that I don’t need you. You’re here because I want you to be here.”
On the double standards in rap music: “A man can be as mediocre as he wants to be but still be praised,” she argues. “A man can talk about how he’s about to do all of these drugs and then come and shoot your house up. But as soon as I say something about my vagina, it’s the end of the world?”
On letting go of perfectionism: “I know that I’m a mess sometimes, and it’s okay to be a mess. It’s okay to cry. It’s okay to scream. It’s okay to be angry. It’s okay to go through a thousand different emotions.”
On the strength women possess: “I know that women are powerful. I know that we are out here birthing people. I know that we are out here running shit, so I can’t even be mad at you for thinking that we should be held to a high standard. We’re the ultimate beings. We are the superior beings.”
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