Megan Thee Stallion on Hot Girl Summer, her new video and being a perfectionist
Hearing Megan Thee Stallion talk about how successful her year has been shows why her fans, affectionately known as the Hotties, look to the Houston native for a prime confidence boost. “I feel like I took over a whole season,” the 24-year-old rapper, born Megan Pete, explains to EW. “You can’t even think about summer without thinking about the hot girl. We did what had to be done.”
Breaking out has its drawbacks, though, as Megan has already learned of how the internet can be, as she describes, “a f—ed up place in general.” The rapper considers herself an easygoing person who’s hard to make blush, but was not prepared for the microscope she’s been put under this past year, with people of both good and ill intentions openly messaging her about her face, her hair, her makeup, her body, her lyrics, her answers in interviews, and — worst of all — how she’s handling the recent loss of her mother to brain cancer.
To add another layer to her story, throughout her rise Megan has also been pursuing a degree in Hospital Administration at Texas Southern. Her music career has become the an unpredictable of educational setbacks, but Megan emphatically states “I don’t care how long it takes me to finish, I’m going to finish [college].”