It is mid-winter in South Africa, but I can’t help but draw hope from Megan Thee Stallion’s brand of self-love and confidence. From the terminology to the international digital community, her music and brand are infectious.
Megan Thee Stallion made herself known with the viral 2017 “STALLI FREESTYLE.” From that day, I knew that there was a star in her, and I know a moment when I see one. It was for this reason that her XXL feature of 2019 came as a well-deserved accomplishment instead of a surprise.
In 2019, Fever is an ode to ‘bad bitches’ across the world. The introductory track, “Realer” sets the tone for the type of experience listeners are to undertake. Regardless of whether her lyrical proficiencies appeal to the masses, Megan has placed herself in the hearts and minds of her followers and fans.
Sometimes, listeners get talent in excess of aesthetic, other times, we get aesthetic in excess of talent. Where Megan is concerned, her talent is just as brilliant as her aesthetic. More so, her brand is one that everyone can see themselves in and participate.
Hip-hop is a better community for Megan’s arrival
I remember when Nicki Minaj and Cardi B made their debuts in the hip-hop industry. Where Nicki was concerned, she had the machine of Young Money behind her. Her avant-garde style of dress and lyricism were refreshing after the prolonged period of a hip-hop era dominated by men. Whereas, Cardi harnessed the power of her fan base after entertaining on Instagram and Love & Hip Hop New York. Cardi’s attitude, humor, and music were captivating.
With Megan’s debut, there’s internationality and sisterhood working in play with her talent and aesthetic. Girls around the world want to participate in Hot Girl Summer, it’s as if we’re all rushing for the same sorority and listening to the same soundtrack.
In close, Megan Thee Stallion is the sorority chapter president of the Hotties, and we couldn’t ask for a better leader.