Megan Thee Stallion: ‘It takes more energy to be a bitch than it does to just be nice’

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I find Megan Thee Stallion to be SO pretty. She just has such a beautiful face and figure. Goals. Megan covers the latest issue of Marie Claire, and the photoshoot is colorful and sexy and actually quite cute. Meghan is, I believe, one of those sexy, pretty women who is beloved by women across the board. Even though her lyrics make me blush, she’s funny and ballsy and I love her confidence and vibe. Meghan is promoting new music and the new reality show Legendaryyou can read the full profile here. Some highlights:

She’s debauched but she’s also a college student: She attends Texas Southern University. She’s currently working toward a degree in health-care administration, and she dreams of one day opening assisted-living facilities for the elderly in her hometown. “I never had a plan B; I always had two plan As. I knew I wanted to go to school, but I knew I wanted to pursue music,” she says. Due to her hectic work schedule, most of her schooling currently happens online. “When you really want to do something, you’re really going to put your mind to doing it. And I really want to do both. I have to do both.”

She’s okay with being messy: “I don’t know when it became the trend to be so motherf–king perfect, but I hate it. I know that I’m a mess sometimes, and it’s okay to be a mess. It’s okay to cry. It’s okay to scream. It’s okay to be angry. It’s okay to go through a thousand different emotions.”

On the double-standards for a woman to rap in graphic detail about sex. “A man can be as mediocre as he wants to be but still be praised. 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? What are you really mad about? You cannot be mad about me rapping about sex. That’s not what you’re mad about. It’s something deeper. Not only am I rapping about sex, I’m rapping about you making me feel good….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.”

Women are superior: “I know that women are powerful. 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.”

What her grandmother taught her: “It takes more energy to be a bitch than it does to just be nice.”

She’s Beyonce’s #1 fan: “Everyone knows I’m Beyoncé’s number-one fan. When I met her, I wanted to faint, but I had to keep it cool.” Meg admits she often wonders what Queen Bey would make of her choices. “I know I’m not doing sh-t that Beyoncé would do. Half the time, I’m like ‘Damn, Beyoncé would not be proud of this.’”

[From Marie Claire]

I think Beyonce is probably really proud of her fellow Houston lady? Yeah, Megan’s choices are not Beyonce’s choices, but I also feel like Beyonce is old enough at this point to respect when the younger women are coming in hot and raunchy. Anyway, I love that Megan’s still in college and that she’s got other goals than just “being famous and successful in music.” Now, does that mean I agree with her that it’s easier to be nice than it is to be a bitch? Not really!

Photos courtesy of Marie Claire.

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  1. Jamie says:

    I think Megan is great! Good for her for continuing to work toward her degree. It’s smart to have something to fall back on when dealing with the music industry, but I hope she sticks around for a while. She’s so talented!

  2. Dragon Wise says:

    Good for her! I love that she is living the student hustle in addition to the fame hustle. Hopefully, it will keep her more grounded than your average celebrity, and she’s doing it while she’s young and energetic enough to keep it all up.

    She is so right a out some men being deeply threatened by sexually empowered women. I love how she breaks that down. I’m nearly twice her age and she gives me hope for the twentysomethings that they are aware of and battling all that old, deeply-ingrained sexist bullcrap.

  3. Chimney says:

    I love this cover! An i crazy or does Marie Claire usually do pretty boring covers? This one is great. Megan Thee Stallion is so sweet snd down to earth and her face is next level. so happy for all her successes!

  4. SheaButterBaby says:

    Love Meg to pieces! Also I peeped the low number of comments about her epic Savage Remix featuring Beyonce 👀 Shoutout to both these queens for an amazing song that benefits charity!

  5. lucy2 says:

    I like the cover too!
    Megan’s interviews are great. I love her determination and how hard she’s working at both her career and her education. I love the “no plan B, 2 plan A’s” comment!

  6. Erinn says:

    I love everything about this.

    She could have easily gone into a music related field of study. She could have just focused on producing her music, or marketing, or something that would have specifically only helped her music career.

    But instead, she wants to open assisted living facilities in her home town. And that really truly restores a bit of my faith in humanity. I really appreciate that she thinks giving back in some way – and not even just monetarily, it sounds like she wants to genuinely put so much work in – and feels that this is just as important as her music career. She’s a gem. And my god, is she ever pretty.

    My one gripe about the cover is that god awful font choice. It really cheapens the overall look of their covers. Their brand logo is fine – but the rest of it just looks SO dated.

  7. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Love the interview. But I disagree about being a bitch. Being nasty, snobby, bitchy, etc. is the easy path. That’s why there’s so many assholes and bullies. Taking the high road is the path less traveled. Because it takes a lot of tending to and cultivation.

  8. Regina Falangie says:

    She’s right. It takes a lot more energy to be mean. That message should be encouraged and celebrated. You never regret kindness.

  9. Izzy says:

    I adore her. Having said that, I sometimes find it exhausting to be nice to someone who is not a nice person; I find it less taxing to simply dismiss them out of hand and be civil, and deal with them only when absolutely necessary. I don’t feel any obligation to be nice to aholes just because I’m a woman.

    • Ashley says:

      Regina, Mabs and Izzy while I agree with you all in some way, living in Paris, I found it was so much less exhausting to just be rude. It kind of turns you into a mean person but it’s so much less work than smiling when you don’t want to smile and being nice and talkative when you don’t feel like talking. You can just be.

      But it does let you slide into being a miserable person so… downside I guess.

  10. Veronica S. says:

    Pfft, speak for yourself. It comes naturally to me. ;)

    I do think it’s generally less energy to be mean, but I’ll be honest – the older I get, the more I find you need to be discerning about when to be nice and when to be The Bitch if necessary. Because a lot of people read “nice” as “weak.” You need to be strong enough and insightful enough when it’s time to stop playing friendly and be aware that not putting someone in their place can have just as many consequences as telling them off.

    • Lillian says:

      Yes. One of my older female relatives told me what a mistake it is to take kindness for weakness (her underlying message to me, at the time being, if you are being kind, don’t you dare also be weak, morally or otherwise).
      That to say, I always approve of dealing with a situation forthrightly. It’s honest, or one can “not engage” (subtle)… But “being nice” for the sake of not ruffling feathers is usually crap. Although the lady prob meant basic courtesy, which can certainly be at a premium some days.

  11. Lillian says:

    She looks awesome and powerful, and I love how much she loves old people.

  12. Otaku fairy says:

    She’s right about the double standards for female artists. There’s this idea that this side of a woman is supposed to be exclusively for pleasing her man, and with that attitude comes some pretty messed up reactions to women deciding they want to bring it into their art. I liked the whole interview though.

  13. Elisa says:

    I subscribe and that was a great article. Also check out the Actress and the Sex Ring one. That was shocking and sad but ultimately hopeful.