Rapper Megan Thee Stallion has shared the details of how she was first introduced to some of the most significant female names in hip-hop. The Texas artist has been discussing her rap origins on Hulu’s RapCaviar Presents and noted the fact that her mother also used to rap.
“My mom was a rapper, right? She was a female rapper, but I had never heard of women being rappers ever because my mom was listening to UGK, Three 6 Mafia,” Megan said. Her mother, Holly Thomas, was a rapper who went by the name of Hollywood, and she tragically died in 2019 from brain cancer.
“My daddy [listened to] Lil Wayne, like, we only listening to men in the house. But one day, my mom put on Lil Kim,” Megan added. “Damn! She raps harder than a lot of these guys!” JT then took her turn on the women rapper in her life. She said, “It was a lot of women in music when I was growing up. It was fuckin’ Foxy Brown, Missy Elliott, Left Eye, Eve.”
Simone Mitchell, the President of Quality Control Music, noted that women in hip-hop have always tended to be dominated by the “raunchy” type of rappers and that this trend is active once again with the likes of Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj.