Megan Thee Stallion: A Man Can Be Mediocre & Still Be Praised, But As Soon As I Say Something About My Vagina It’s The End Of The World
Megan Thee Stallion is coming for the double standard between male and female lyricists.
The “Hot Girl Summer” rapper donned the May 2020 issue of Marie Claire and had a few words for how her sultry lyrics are received, compared to her men counterparts.
“A man can be as mediocre as he wants to be but still be praised. A man can talk about how he’s about to do all of these drugs and then come and shoot your house up. But as soon as I say something about my vagina, it’s the end of the world?”
She added that she’s convinced that’s just the surface issue and that the real problem is something more intense, and that her graphic lyrics intimidate men. She also made it clear she’s here to stay despite making some uncomfortable.
“What are you really mad about? You cannot be mad about me rapping about sex. That’s not what you’re mad about. It’s something deeper. Not only am I rapping about sex, I’m rapping about you making me feel good. I’m not rapping about licking on you. NO, you’re going to do what I told you to do, and I feel like sometimes that can be a little intimidating…Sometimes it’s overwhelming to some men. They can’t handle it, they get a little shook, they get a little scared. But I’m not going nowhere, so get used to it.”
Megan Thee Stallion continued,
“I know that women are powerful. I know that we are out here birthing people. I know that we are out here running s***, so I can’t be mad at you for thinking we should be held to a higher standard. We’re the ultimate beings. We are the superior beings.”
During her interview, she also opened up about being flawed.
“I don’t know when it became the trend to be so perfect, but I hate it. I know that I’m a mess sometimes, and it’s okay to be a mess. It’s okay to cry. It’s okay to scream. It’s okay to be angry. It’s okay to go through a thousand different emotions.”
She went on to confess that she’s convinced Beyoncé might not be a fan of her actions.
“Everyone knows I’m Beyoncé’s number-one fan. When I met her, I wanted to faint, but I had to keep it cool. I know I’m not doing s*** that Beyoncé would do. Half the time, I’m like Beyoncé would not be proud of this.”
As for her latest full-length project, she explained why she’s not calling Suga an album.
“That’s big pressure. That’s like a husband. Projects are like, ‘We’re dating, we’re getting to know each other, we’re getting comfortable.”