Megan Thee Stallion Opens Up About Her Experiences With Racism
Megan Thee Stallion is showing off she can do so much more than rap, and appears on the music issue of W Magazine. The female star is getting real about societal issues and talks about her experiences as a Black woman in America.
Megan Thee Stallion has been rocking the charts since she came on the scene with her viral TikTok song "Savage." The young rapper is now appearing on the cover of W Magazine and is opening up about how it feels to be a Black woman in America.
In the last few months, the Black Lives Matter movement has gripped not only America but the world. Artists and celebs are coming forward to share their own thoughts and experiences with racism.
Megan Thee Stallion talks the age of social media
As anti-racist rhetoric is becoming popular on social media, Megan Thee Stallion reveals her own experiences as a Black woman in America, and the racism she has faced.
"People have been able to hide a lot of racism, but now that we have social media, we see everything," she said to W Magazine, of which she will grace the cover for the Music Issue.
"You know, anything can go viral, so I really like how we’re able to catch these people doing these disgusting things and put ’em on blast, and people are getting fired from their jobs," she continued.
"It’s like, yeah, we see you. You like to be disgusting in private, so let us show you how to keep that same energy in public. I like that we get to call everybody out now."
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THE MUSIC ISSUE I For one of two @wmag Music Issue cover stories, Megan Thee Stallion (@theestallion), who recently survived a brush with gun violence, spoke with writer Clover Hope (@clovito) about feeling the sting and embrace of the internet, her relationship with her "hotties," and an intense few months in quarantine. - "I feel like just being an artist waking up every day voicing your own opinions is a risk... Just talking. Being real is a risk," she told Hope in New York in February. "Some of the things I say, I realized that some women might really wanna say them. So I just keep all of these things in the back of my mind when I'm writing." Over Zoom a few months later, she discussed how she's been using her platform to advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement. "I shouldn't have to tell you not to be racist. I shouldn't have to tell you how to help us," she said. "Like, you should just genuinely feel that way. The color of your skin does not dictate the function of your brain." - Read the full story at the link in bio. - Photography: @colin_dodgson in March 2020 Styling: @ejking21 Hair: @kellonderyck Manicure: @cocamichelle Booking: @specialprojectsmedia
Following the murder of George Floyd, protests broke out across America, and Megan was not shy about voicing her opinion on the matter.
"Why would you not speak out, or why would you not do everything you could to make a change if you know this is just wrong, in general?" she said.
"I shouldn’t have to tell you how to fix racism. I shouldn’t have to tell you not to be racist. I shouldn’t have to tell you how to help us," Megan added.
"Like, you should just genuinely feel that way. The colour of your skin does not dictate the function of your brain," she said.
Megan will have a 20-song album coming out soon, although no official release date has been set.