Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa cover the latest issue of W Magazine photographed by Colin Dodgson (Megan) and Tim Walker (Dua).
“I love the fact that I have a voice, and I love the fact that I do inspire a lot of girls, and I didn’t realize it at first. I was just being me,” Megan had told me back in New York. “Some of the things I say, I realized that some women might really wanna say them. So I just keep all of these things in the back of my mind when I’m writing. I’m not gon’ say I feel pressure, but sometimes I will get a little tingly because I just want to put out the best music for my fans as possible. I don’t like to disappoint them. So when I’m recording, I’m super hard on myself. I’m just always like, Okay, I need to go harder than that. I’ll write and rewrite a verse about eight times.”
“Whether it’s about abortion rights or women’s rights, the comments always tend to be the complete opposite of what I said, and I get quite surprised, like, Why do these people follow me if they don’t know what I stand for? Everyone deserves their opinion, but I just think that my duty is to speak up about the things that are really important for a fairer world. I want a safe space for all my fans and listeners and for people around the world. We just want to be more open and nonjudgmental, and that’s how we can see a brighter future. I really believe that.”
Megan Thee Stallion: Miu Miu Sweater and Leggings
Styled by EJ King
Dua Lipa: Marc Jacobs T-shirt | Balenciaga Skirt | Clash de Cartier Hoop | Wolford Tights | Stylist’s own large hoops
Styled by Sara Moonves
[Photo Credit: Colin Dodgson, Tim Walker/W Magazine]