Alright, Hotties, listen up! Our favorite Hot Girl, Megan Thee Stallion is finally releasing her debut album Good News. It’d be an understatement to say that Megan’s had a good year. Even with having a turbulent year, there have been top moments for the star. With hit single ‘Savage’ taking over TikTok as a challenge, releasing the remix with fellow Houstonian Beyonce, and collaborating with Cardi B for ‘WAP.’
Megan recently sat down and talked to Nadeska of Apple Music 1, about her debut album, collaborations, a call to protect black women, and more. The full interview is available on Apple Music 1 here.
On Collaborating with Beyonce
That was like the highlight for me. I was like, “Beyonce? Beyonce.” Like I couldn’t believe it, my eyes got so big. Because I had a feeling she was gonna do it, and they told me she wanted to do it, and I was like, shut up, like, Beyonce wanna get on my song? Like, and that is something that I always say. Like every time somebody will ask me who’s your dream collab? Who do you wanna collab with? I’m like, Beyonce, Beyonce, Beyonce. So when it finally happened I called my grandma I was crying. She was like, “What’s wrong?” I said, “I got a song with Beyonce.” … That was one of my favorite moments of 2020.Nadeska, Megan Thee Stallion
Her Call to “Protect Black Women”
In October, Megan made her debut on Saturday Night Live with a performance that received mixed thoughts. In her first song, ‘Savage,’ the set backdrop read “Protect Black Women.” This came in response to the failed justice of Breonna Taylor. Halfway through, the music cut out to the sound of gunfire while Megan and her dancers standing silently. During the pause, a recording of Malcolm X, speaking in 1962, in which he says, “The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected, neglected person in America is the black woman.”
If I’m going through something, I should be able to voice what I feel without it offending somebody else. Like, me saying protect Black women, I shouldn’t have triggered so many men or it shouldn’t have triggered… It shouldn’t have triggered anybody. It should be like, “Yeah, you’re right. You do need to protect our Black women.” Like, I wasn’t saying that to start a fight or to cause conflict, and that shouldn’t have been a thing that made people raise their eyebrows in a negative way. Like, particularly Black women, I said what I said.Nadeska, Megan Thee Stallion
Working With Cardi B, WAP, & The Response
In August, Megan teamed up with fellow female rapper, Cardi B, for the single ‘WAP.’ Megan explained how the collaboration came to be and how she felt about the response. The response for this amazing female empowerment anthem received positive feedback. Not even 24 hours after its release, the song received a negative response from Republicans.
I loved how all the women were like, “Yes, we got that WAP.” Like, I feel like it made a lot of women not be shy. You could sing these words and really feel liberated. Like, you could really own your own sexuality because a lot of the times, I feel like men think that sex is just about them, or that sex is just for them. This is my vagina, like, I could sing about it if I want to … We didn’t know that this song was gonna do none of this. Like, we didn’t know that it was gonna piss people off. We didn’t know the republicans was gonna be pissed off. I was like, “Damn, y’all ain’t trying to win some right now? Like, why y’all even worried about WAP?”Nadeska, Megan Thee Stallion
So Cardi had already cut the song, and, um, when we met, we just hung out for like a few days and then she text me she’s like, “I got this song, and I really want you to get on it.” And she’s like, “I feel like it’s so you.” And I’m like, “Okay, girl, let me hear it. So she texts it to me and I immediately called right back like, “I’m gonna send you the verse tomorrow.”Nadeska, Megan Thee Stallion
Feeling “Blessed” To Release New Music in 2020
I’m probably not even sane no more at this point. My mind done went out the window a long time ago. But we here, and we okay. But, yeah, I mean the world is crazy. 2020 has been insane, but I’m alive. So, I’m just feeling real blessed and just thankful to even still be here and being able to Hot Girl.Nadeska, Megan Thee Stallion
On Why She Named Her Album Good News
It’s been something, yes. I feel like I had to name my album Good News because we’ve been hearing so much bad news and it’s like, okay, look, Megan Thee Stallion finally coming with the good news.
After releasing multiple mixtapes and watching Megan gain the recognition she deserves, we are truly excited for the release of Good News. Are you excited for the release of Megan’s debut album like we are? Let us know in the comments below or tweet @TheHoneyPOP! You can also connect with us on Facebook and Instagram!
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