Women April 09, 2020 at 10:00 am

‘Women are powerful’ – Megan Thee Stallion on sexuality and rap’s double standards against them

Francis Akhalbey | Content Manager

Francis Akhalbey April 09, 2020 at 10:00 am

April 09, 2020 at 10:00 am | Women

Megan, apart from music and business, has been speaking up for Black women -- Photo via @theestallion on Instagram

Arguably one of the most sought-after female rappers as well as one of the most popular at the moment, Megan Thee Stallion is known for her trademark, bare-it-all, sexually charged lyrics coupled with her usually revealing looks.

The Houston rapper, who shot to fame over the aforementioned attributes, complemented with her lyrical prowess has, however, been occasionally called out for her sexually explicit content and personality.

Addressing the critics on Marie Claire, the Big Ole Freak rapper called out the double standards in the rap industry and questioned why male rappers – who she thinks have it easy gaining prominence as compared to their female counterparts – aren’t subjected to the same vitriol when they rap about sex and crime.

“A man can be as mediocre as he wants to be but still be praised,” she said. “A man can talk about how he’s about to do all of these drugs and then come and shoot your house up. But as soon as I say something about my vagina, it’s the end of the world?”

She continued: “What are you really mad about? You cannot be mad about me rapping about sex. That’s not what you’re mad about.”

The 25-year-old attributed that to men feeling intimidated, saying: “It’s something deeper.”

“Not only am I rapping about sex, I’m rapping about you making me feel good. I’m not rapping about licking on you. No, you’re going to do what I told you to do, and I feel like sometimes that can be a little intimidating,” she claimed .

“Sometimes it’s overwhelming to some men. They can’t handle it, they get a little shook, they get a little scared. But I’m not going nowhere, so get used to it.”

She, however, said she isn’t surprised women are being held to higher standards because people know their worth.

“I know that women are powerful,” she told the magazine. “I know that we are out here birthing people. I know that we are out here running sh*t, so I can’t even be mad at you for thinking that we should be held to a high standard. We’re the ultimate beings. We are the superior beings.”

Also, the Savage rapper opened up about her deceased parents and how her dad’s love towards her and her mother has greatly influenced the kind of partner she looks out for.

“My dad was definitely my best friend, but for the first eight years of my life, he was in jail. When he got out, we were together everyday,” she said. “I saw how he treated my mom, and I saw how my dad treated me. I have so many strong positive influences. I’m not going to lower my standards.”

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