Keeping the power of her monitor with Young Thug, Megan Thee Stallion is in “Don’t Stop” mode. The rapper simply dropped her official debut studio album Good News on Nov. 20, practically capping off what’s been a heck of a 12 months for her.
She landed a film soundtrack. She’s had two hit information—one with Beyoncé and the opposite with Cardi B—that went to primary. She’s additionally launched a pair vogue collaborations, secured a Revlon contract, graced journal covers, and endured being shot in her toes.
And nonetheless, there may be a lot to find out about Megan Thee Stallion. The Houston native not too long ago sat down for a Q&A session and dished on why she’s prevented tattoos.
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Tattoos are considerably commonplace in music—in hip-hop and past—with some artists choosing small items to commemorate particular folks or moments and others selecting to go huge. Beyoncé and Jay-Z have matching “IV” tattoos, Rihanna has an Egyptian goddess on her chest, and others resembling Post Malone, 21 Savage, and Jhene Aiko have a spread.
Megan Thee Stallion joined GQ to go undercover on the web to reply random fan questions, and touched on the subject. One curious particular person wished to know why she doesn’t have any ink, and he or she gave a really candid response.
“I’ve always been scared to get a tattoo because my mom was always like, ‘Don’t you get a f*cking tattoo. I’ma whoop your a*s.’ So it’s always been in the back of my head tattoos equal whooping,” she replied.
Megan Thee Stallion typically cites her late mom, Holly Thomas, as certainly one of her greatest influences and inspirations in addition to the opposite ladies in her household. As many followers know, Megan’s mother was a rapper too and as a child, she used to look at her mother write rhymes.
When Thomas was nonetheless within the recreation, she managed herself as an artist and later transitioned to turning into Megan’s momager. The tattoo recommendation might be certainly one of many nuggets she dropped for her daughter.
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Other rappers who don’t have tattoos
In addition to Megan Thee Stallion, there are just a few different hip-hop artists who aren’t tatted, together with Big Sean, T.I., Common, J. Cole, Ice-T, and Lil Baby.
Lil Baby went into element about his option to not get any tattoos throughout his interview with the New York Times earlier this 12 months. For him, it’s in regards to the picture he desires to mission.
“That’s why I ain’t got no tattoos, because I always knew I was going to run my money up, and I was going to have to go sit in front of some people to do something with my money. And I didn’t want them to look at me like a dope boy,” he stated.
“I had to keep my appearance straight. I literally said, ‘When I sit down in front of these white folks, I don’t want to have no tattoos.’ In a way, it’s still that today. Because when I’m sitting in these meetings, I don’t have tattoos on my face. I know they’d have to think something if I’ve got tattoos on my face.”
Megan Thee Stallion didn’t elaborate on whether or not she’d ever take into account getting one sooner or later, however for now, she’s expressing herself by way of her music, vogue, and anime-inspired model.