Megan Thee Stallion continues to hold her head up high.
Last week, amid memes trivializing her trauma, the Houston rap star broke her silence to shut down false rumors on social media regarding the shooting incident involving Canadian rapper and singer Tory Lanez, who was arrested on a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon and later on $35,000 bond.
In a recent interview with Variety, Megan shared that she’s in the process of moving past the traumatic incident and is already looking forward to her future. “I’m not the type of person who can stay down for a long time,” she said. “I don’t like to be sad or keep myself in a dark place, because I know it could be the worst thing happening, but the pain and the bad things don’t last for long.”
Speaking to the outlet via phone, the 25-year-old hinted that she has a lot of content in store for the upcoming months. Most notably, the “Big Ole Freak” artist teased the release of her highly-anticipated debut album. She was originally expected to release it at the top of the year, but the project was postponed as a result of an ongoing lawsuit against her record label, 1501 Certified Entertainment. Instead, she whet fan’s appetite with her EP, Suga.
She told Variety she hopes to release the full-length project by the end of summer, sharing that the release will mark the introduction of a new alter-ego that she promises will be “the leader of all of them, the boss.”
Megan added, “I have a lot of people dancing around in my head. So in the same way that I like to introduce different personas through my music, I also want to try a lot of new things.”
The rapper also revealed she has secured a number of non-music related deals in the works, including for her “Hot Girl Summer” trademark, that will be rolling out soon.
Further into the interview, Megan also spoke on her budding friendship with fellow Houstonian Beyoncé. The multi-talented artist has been unabashed about her admiration for the global superstar and teared up while talking about how much collaborating with the legendary singer on the chart-topping “Savage Remix.” She was first personally introduced to Queen Bey at her and Jay-Z’s New Year’s Eve party.
“In the first five minutes of the conversation, I felt like I’ve been knowing her all my life,” Megan recalled. “She treated me like family, and now I feel like I am family. We talk all the time.”
Read the rest of Megan Thee Stallion’s Variety profile here.
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