Megan Thee Stallion Bares All for WOMEN’S HEALTH’s May/June ‘Body Issue’ Cover!

Posted on April 10, 2024


It’s the rebirth of Megan the Stallion. With her third album on the way, hip-hop’s it girl is in her strongest era yet, and she’s showing no signs of slowing down. Baring all the cover of the 2024 WOMEN’S HEALTH Body issue, the Grammy-winning rapper shares how she quiets the noise of haters and embraces a revamped approach to health and wellness, detailing her mind and body transformation which included learning how be her own ultimate hype woman. Plus, in her episode of the Women’s Health video series “Everything But The Sweat”, Megan shares how she gears up and winds down for her daily workouts—from her morning smoothie recipe to the music that gets her blood pumping—and reveals how she starts her day and preps for all her “hot girl activities.”




On her ability to incite inspiration: “I’m that girl. Getting out of bed to work out in the morning is a struggle. I have to get mentally prepared. I’m like, ‘I can stay here for another hour, or I can get up and go work out and be a bad b*tch. If I want to be a stallion and not a pony, I got to get up and put in the work.’”

Of her drive: “I always feel like, ‘I got to do something better.’ I can’t be stuck. I can’t be stagnant.”

 On suffering mentally and enduring an immense amount of hate after she was shot by rapper and former friend Tory Lanez: “A lot of people didn’t treat me like I was human for a long time. I feel like everybody was always used to me being the fun and happy party girl. I watched people build me up, tear me down, and be confused about their expectations of me. As a Black woman, as a darker Black woman, I also feel like people expect me to take the punches, take the beating, take the lashings, and handle it with grace. But I’m human.”

On struggling behind-the-scenes while her career continued to heat up: “Before I went onstage, I would be crying half the time because I didn’t want to [perform], but I also didn’t want to upset my fans. I didn’t want to get [out] from under the covers. I stayed in my room. I would not turn the lights on. I had blackout curtains. I didn’t want to see the sun. I knew I wasn’t myself. It took me a while to acknowledge that I was depressed. But once I started talking to a therapist, I was able to be truthful with myself.”

On being inspired to move her body as she started mending her soul: “Working on myself made me get into working out because I needed to focus my energy somewhere else. I used working out to escape and to get happy.”

On taking in pride in flaunting the assets she works hard for: “I’m in a space where I feel good mentally, so I want to look as good as I feel.”

On the appeal of looking good, which for her means having a bod that resembles a volleyball player’s: “Strong legs! You look like you can jump high. I love that look.”

On her morning routine, which includes journaling, meditation, and prayer: “Alone time is something I need. I like getting up and being able to be at peace. In my everyday life, I speak with so many people. When I perform, I take on so many energies. I like to recharge my battery. Let the start of the day be about me; then, I can give my energy to everybody else.”

On finding solace in the shower, where she also does a lot of her best writing: “I love the sound of running water. I can clear my head.”

On her next album: “I was inspired to create this album about rebirth because I feel I am becoming a new person physically and mentally.”

On choosing a snake as the project’s motif: “They’re feared, misunderstood, respected, healing.”

On showing both sensitivity strength in her music: “I’ve always struggled to figure out how to be vulnerable and still make music that is going hard at the same time. I’m getting into a better space with making music that is still true to myself but also true to my message. I am very much a flower, but my flower has thorns.”

On having the strength to persevere:“I’m proud to still be here. I didn’t quit. I want to see myself grow and be better than I am right now. And I will. I know I will.”


[Photo Credit: Ramona Rosales for Women’s Health Magazine]

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