Megan Thee Stallion: It’s okay to ask for help and to go get therapy

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Hometown shero Megan Thee Stallion has been up to some things. She’s been posting fire outfits and nails and showing off her new boyfriend. Megan is also going to be the special guest on The Hot Ones this week, and she is also collaborating with Popeyes on her own Hottie Sauce and chicken sandwich. Megan recently broached a taboo subject in the Black community, therapy. Meg sat down with Taraji P. Henson for her Facebook Watch series Peace of Mind. In the episode, Megan talked about losing both of her parents, particularly losing her mom to brain cancer in 2019 and her grandmother a few months later. Megan also discussed how she had to get past her ingrained ideas about therapy and how it is ok to want to get is. Below are a few more details from her conversation via People. The full video is below:

The 26-year-old “Don’t Stop” rapper’s mom Holly Thomas died in March 2019 after battling brain cancer, and Megan, whose father died when she was a teenager, also lost her grandmother shortly after her mother died. On the season 2 premiere of the Facebook Watch series Peace of Mind with Taraji, Megan opened up about finding guidance.

“I’ve lost both of my parents. Now I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, who do I talk to? What do I do?’ I just started learning that it’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to want to go get therapy,” she said.

“As a Black person, and when you think of therapy you think of ‘Oh my gosh, I’m weak,’ you think of medication, and you just think the worst,” explained Megan. “That’s kind of what you see on TV too; like, therapy wasn’t even presented in the media as something that was good. Now it’s becoming safe to say, ‘Alright now, there’s a little too much going on. Somebody help me.’ ”

Megan said she sometimes throws herself into work and her career too when she’s experiencing something emotionally: “I work through my emotions too. When people start to see me a lot or when my schedule gets really full, I’m probably going through something because I wanna keep my mind busy.”

“When I’m feeling down, I’m like, ‘Girl, what would your mama tell you right now?’ Because if my mom was here, she’d be in my ear like, ‘What you doin’? You can do better than that.’ … I always have to keep her words in the back of my head to keep me going,” said Megan.

[From People]

Megan and Cardi B are my favorite female rappers and entertainers. Not only is Meg beautiful and talented, she seems to be one of the sweetest persons around. Megan and Cardi are ushering in the era of the female MC and baby, I am ready for it. I am looking forward to Megan’s episode of the Hot Ones because, being a fellow Texan, I know that Megan was probably eating jalapenos with her Similac by the age of two. We Texans have a high tolerance for hot tongues. I also cannot wait to try Meg’s Hottie Sandwich at Popeyes. Like seriously, Megan Thee Stallion and Popeyes? Say less.

I remember when Meg lost her mother back in 2019 and I really hurt for her. It is sad to lose a parent but then Megan lost her grandmother not too long after and was essentially alone at that point. She was grieving and I think that’s one of the reasons she got involved with Tory Lanez in the first place. I am happy to hear that Megan is not afraid to get therapy and I love how Taraji is normalizing therapy in the Black community. The only thing that I would say to baby sis Megan is don’t run away from your pain or stay busy to avoid an issue. It is best to confront these things head on. I am glad that Megan is using her platform to show her generation of Black women and men that it is absolutely ok to get therapy. I hope that Megan is able to find a mentor or someone she can talk to. I am sure not having her parents can feel quite lonely. I look forward to seeing what Megan does next. In the meantime, I am going to go find out when this chicken sandwich is coming out.

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17 Responses to “Megan Thee Stallion: It’s okay to ask for help and to go get therapy”

  1. Mcmmom says:

    Yay for her trying to erase the stigma of seeking help. I see this with my Black friends and colleagues – and I’m like, “uh…I’ve been in therapy for years. No shame.”

    It’s crazy, too, because the emotional tax on people of color right now is significant – this is timely.

  2. L says:

    houstonian here and i, too, am very looking forward to this sandwich and sauce!!! love meg, she is wonderful.

  3. Barbie1 says:

    She looks really cute. Hoping she can feel good again and enjoy life.

  4. Onemoretime says:

    I love her! She seems to be genuinely a nice girl, beautiful inside an out.
    My daughter has been in therapy since 14 as mental illness runs in my husbands family and it’s been hard on all of us. It’s a shame that outside of our immediate family we kept it to ourselves due to the stigma.

  5. lemontwist says:

    This was a great interview, Megan is a FORCE. She’s been through some heartbreaking loss. It’s amazing how she honors her love for her parents & grandmother through her art and her education.
    Graduating with a degree in Hospital Administration and winning a Grammy in the same year, damn.

  6. Betsy says:

    I don’t listen to her music but I genuinely root for Megan. She’s a good egg.

  7. Busybody says:

    I love her (and, as a middle aged white woman, am completely out of her target demographic)! She has a couple new workouts on Nike Training Center that are fun.

  8. BlueSky says:

    I’m so glad she is getting help.‘I was really worried about her after being shot by TL (or Inch High private eye as I like to call that a-hole). The vitriol she experienced after that incident on top of not having her mother or grandmother had to be too much.

  9. MissMarirose says:

    I love her music, I love her look, I love her intelligence and strength. I hope she’ll be around for a long time.
    I wonder if she is still pursuing her nursing degree.

    • Oya says:

      She graduated with a degree in Hospital Administration this year. I think she changed it to that. But still the medical field. So proud of her.

    • lemontwist says:

      She was studying Hospital Admin from the get-go before she was even 25. So bad ass. She’s a woman with vision, talent and a kind heart. I hope she’s taking good care of herself as much as she’s putting her good energy out into the world.

  10. TIFFANY says:

    The more prolific Megan becomes, the more I like her and just want the world for her.

    And seriously, just a stunning woman. Absolutely beautiful.

  11. Stacy Dresden says:

    She was just on Insta protesting the TX abortion ban too. My kind of woman. Love love love Megan Thee Stallion.

  12. jferber says:

    She’s on point. And gorgeous. And super-talented, super-nice, super-genuine. I just love her.

  13. Bash says:

    Beautiful, talented and in touch with her emotions, I like it. I’m becoming a big fan of hers, and I think what she said about erasing the stigma around therapy is truly important.

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