Megan Thee Stallion Says Going to Therapy and Working Out Improves Her Mental Health

Since 2023, the award-winning rapper has been on a mission to reclaim her strength and self-esteem.

Megan Thee Stallion is getting candid on how she escaped a "dark place."

The Hot Girl Coach is on the cover of Women's Health's May/June issue where she looks radiant while posing nude. In the magazine, she delved into her mental health journey and expressed how therapy along with working out has helped her take charge of her life.

In 2020, the "HISS" rapper was shot in the foot by former friend, Tory Lanez. In August, he was sentenced to a 10-year prison sentence. Still, before and during the trial, Megan says the public scrutiny she endured had a major effect on her mental health.

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“A lot of people didn’t treat me like I was human for a long time,” she explained to the publication. “I feel like everybody was always used to me being the fun and happy party girl. I watched people build me up, tear me down, and be confused about their expectations of me. As a Black woman, as a darker Black woman, I also feel like people expect me to take the punches, take the beating, take the lashings, and handle it with grace. But I’m human.”

Megan also revealed she would sometimes cry before performing on stage "because I didn’t want to [perform], but I also didn’t want to upset my fans."

Still, the "dark times" didn't stop there.

“I didn’t want to get [out] from under the covers,” she said as her eyes welled with tears. “I stayed in my room. I would not turn the lights on. I had blackout curtains. I didn’t want to see the sun. I knew I wasn’t myself. It took me a while to acknowledge that I was depressed. But once I started talking to a therapist, I was able to be truthful with myself.”

Megan also started working out which has helped her bounce back.

“Working on myself made me get into working out because I needed to focus my energy somewhere else,” she said. “I used working out to escape and to get happy.”

She also admitted that mornings remain a struggle for her, but it has its perks.

"Getting out of bed to work out in the morning is a struggle,” she said. “I have to get mentally prepared. I’m like, ‘I can stay here for another hour, or I can get up and go work out and be a bad b - - - h. If I want to be a stallion and not a pony, I got to get up and put in the work.’”

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