Megan Thee Stallion covers the March 2021 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Magazine photographed by Collier Schorr and styled by Samira Nasr.
On getting more comfortable in her own skin: “I’m realizing that I don’t have to be in full glam every time you see me, because I’m just getting more comfortable with myself and more comfortable with my skin. I know that I’m a person that everybody looks to, and they’re like, ‘Oh, Megan, she’s a confident woman. She’s so strong.’ But you have to go through things to become that person.”
On how she tunes out the noise: “Even though I’m not working a traditional job, I still treat it like: ‘This is work. I need to work hard for this. I want to be here. I want to do this. I want to be Megan Thee Stallion.’ I feel like I know what comes with my job. If I took everything personal, then I would probably be somewhere curled up in the corner.”
On recording her debut album from her living room: “I feel like I was tested, and I’ve passed,” she says. Working in this pared-down format, she could keep improving the project at every stage in the process. It was a bespoke experience that she expects she’ll keep. “I’m not a perfectionist. But I like what I like how I like it.” She laughs.
On why it’s important to her to get an education: “Before my mom passed, she really would be on my butt about getting my degree.” Her great-grandmother was always asking, “You are going to get them papers?”…As for her grandmother, who was a teacher, “she wasn’t trying to hear none of that rap stuff.”
This article originally appears in the March 2021 issue of Harper’s BAZAAR, available on newsstands March 2.
Cover: Chanel Cape, Top, Briefs, and Belt | Bulgari High Jewelry Earrings
Image 1: Valentino Gown | Bulgari High Jewelry Earrings
Image 2: Balenciaga Jacket and Pants | Buccellati Necklace | Femme L.A. Sandals
Hair by Kellon Deryck
Makeup by Priscilla Ono
Manicure by Coca Michelle
[Photo Credit: Collier Schorr for Harper’s Bazaar Magazine]