Megan Thee Stallion in 2020 so far has the best of times and the worst of times, but now Time Magazine has given one of the best accolades a hip hop artist can receive.
Megan has lost her mother and could have lost her own life in a recent shooting altercation involving Tory Lanez. She has overcome legal battles with her label, 1501 Entertainment, and receives criticism for her explicit lyrics on songs like “Wap”.
Inside the magazine, actress Taraji P. Henson penned Megan Thee Stallion’s entry. “I remember hearing Megan Thee Stallion on one of those famous DJ radio shows a few years ago. She rode the beat like I’d never heard anybody ride the beat in a long time,” wrote Henson. “There was something about this woman. Once you discover her, you become a fan. I don’t like to put the stigma of the word strong on Black women because I think it dehumanizes us, but she has strength—strength through vulnerability.”
“She’s lost much of her family—her mother, her father, her grandmother—yet she is the epitome of tenacity, of pulling herself up by her bootstraps. She was shot this summer, and still people tried to tear her down. But she’s out here still loving and being sweet,” said Henson. “She’s deep. She’s enrolled in college. She’s an entertainer. She’s a free spirit; I see that in her.”
On Instagram, Megan shared her TIME cover. “STILL I RISE YOUNG BLACK WOMAN FROM HOUSTON TEXAS ON THE COVER OF TIME MAGAZINE AS ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD,” the rapper wrote in the caption. Check out the cover below.
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