Hip-hop personality DJ Akademiks believes Megan Thee Stallion is an industry plant and is manufactured success.
“I hate Megan thee Stallion very hard,” begins Akademiks. “Because you can’t be objective, so I guess I’ll start by saying this. I am now in belief that Meg thee Stallion’s career has been propelled, overhyped, and also put on a pedestal because of this whole Black girl magic, protect Black women, I’m sorry.”
He went on to add, “But listen to everybody’s review of Meg’s album. She just dropped it’s called Good News. It’s mid. It’s mid. And if it was anyone we liked that dropped a mid album that wasn’t being seen as a victim, lift and just act like the fact that she’s doing it is good enough. The consensus would be ‘Meg you missed, try again.'”
“Meg could fart on a song and we would be like ‘Oh my god, that is a sweet, sweet sound of being a victim, protect her she is Black and she is a woman,'” he continued, comparing her “mediocre” rapping skills to Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch and DaBaby. He furthered that her success is due to the drama surrounding the allegations that Tory Lanez shot her.
Jessie Woo also spoke about how the industry pitted Nicki Minaj against the legendary Lil’ Kim. Her take on the rivalry stems from Nicki Minaj being the younger version of the “Queen Bee” with the potential to reach newer audiences because of her youth. Admittedly, in Jessie Woo’s mind, Nicki Minaj was right to take the opportunity to advance her career. She noted that Nicki Minaj was a fan of the legends including Lil’ Kim.