Everybody wants a piece of Megan Thee Stallion these days – and she’s welcoming all supporters.
In a cover story with PAPER magazine, Megan spoke about fans touching her while she’s on stage, the reception of her music by the likes of Miley Cyrus, and more.
“It doesn’t bother me,” she said, when speaking about the contentious debates around attendees of her shows reaching out to her body as she’s rapping and twerking a few feet away from them. “The only time it probably would bother me a little bit is if the venue is too crowded. They all trying to touch me at one time, now they’re getting into it, you know what I’m saying? Stuff like that, but no. Let’s have a good time.”
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Everyone wants to have a hot girl summer, with the term becoming ubiquitous in pop culture. Even though Miley Cyrus’ twerking video garnered jokes and criticism because of her sporadic embrace and criticism of hip-hop, Megan Thee Stallion is grateful for her support nonetheless.
“It’s lit. We want all the Hot Girls we can get,”Megan said. “For me, watching Hannah Montana… for Miley Cyrus to be having a Hot Girl Summer, I’m like, ‘Damn. That’s amazing!'”
The interview also sees Megan speaking about how her she’s able to stabilize her knees with her constant twerking (“just drinking a lot of water,” she insists), and the impact of her late mother, who was a rapper herself, on her life and career. The photo shoot pays homage to anime character Shōto Todoroki, who inspired Megan’s Todoroki Tina persona.
Megan Thee Stallion’s song “Hot Girl Summer,” which features Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign, is scheduled to release on Friday, Aug. 9.