ENTERTAINMENT 7: Megan Thee Stallion – queen of the quarantine era

Arthur Greene

Ending the year on the cover of Time magazine, and featuring as one of its 100 most influential people, 2020 has undoubtedly been Megan Thee Stallion’s year.

With the world banished indoors, Megan made it her mission to occupy our homes and become the rapper of the quarantine era. Her single Savage became the basis for a viral dance challenge on Tiktok during this time.

With Cardi B, she made the sexy and outrageously explicit single ‘WAP’, which instantly became one of the songs of the summer. Although the song received widespread endorsement from the public and celebrities alike, several Republican politicians in America condemned the song’s celebration of sex.

Her eagerly-awaited debut album Good News was released in November to stunning critical acclaim. Several critics were quick to dub it ‘a modern classic’, and numerous publications have listed it as one of the year’s best albums, citing Megan’s breathtaking lyrical ability and fluent knowledge of hip-hop history.

Throughout her short and exciting career, Megan has shown a conscious refusal to be pigeonholed as a certain ‘type’ of female rapper.

She denounces the recent trend of female rappers clashing with one another, and believes that they should instead support each other and collaborate. She has shown public support for other rappers such as Rico Nasty, Maliibu Miitch, Lizzo and Kash Doll.

Megan Thee Stallion’s attitude of positivity and acceptance, as well as her insistence on individuality, has made her one of the freshest and most exciting artists of the year.

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