Megan Thee Stallion is one of the latest sensations of female rap and, over the past few years, has certainly managed to keep herself in the headlines. Whether it’s via controversy or a hot single, Megan Thee Stallion, along with some other females such as Cardi B and City Girls, has certainly been front and centre.
With Nicki Minaj on the down and out or at least becoming less popular by the day due to her Twitter antics, female artists such as Megan Thee Stallion are thriving. However, a lot of Megan’s moves were calculated. In 2019, Megan positioned herself beside Nicki after collaborating for ‘Hot Girl Summer’. However, only a year later, in 2020, Megan collaborated with Cardi B (Nicki’s arch nemesis). Together, they achieved great success with their track ‘WAP’.
Megan Thee Stallion has been brilliant with regard to aligning herself with artists that are more prominent than her to achieve exposure, and it has paid off well for her. The Houston rapper (real name Megan Pete) has had hit singles with tracks such as ‘Savage’ and ‘Captain Hook’, and now Pete has taken to the stage of Saturday Night Live to perform her latest track ‘Anxiety’ after which the rapper almost burst into tears.
The track has lyrics referencing her mother and grandmother, who have both passed away. With lyrics such as, “If I could write a letter to Heaven / I would tell my mama that I shoulda been listening” and “It’s crazy how I say the same prayers to the Lord / And always get surprised about who he take” the song is most definitely emotional.
Around the time Pete was collaborating with Nicki Minaj, her mother, Holly Thomas, passed due to a long-standing cancerous brain tumour. She let fans know of the situation via Instagram with a photo of her mother captioned, “The best mom in the whole world. The strongest woman on the planet. I can’t even put complete sentences together rn RIP mama.” Thomas is frequently referenced in ‘Anxiety’, and her death is suggested as the cause of Pete’s anxiety. You can watch Megan Thee Stallion’s full performance on Saturday Night Live, in the video below.