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"I'm a savage
Classy, bougie, ratchet
Sassy, moody, nasty
Actin' stupid, what's happening?
"Savage"
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Megan Jovon Ruth Pete (born February 15, 1995 in Houston, Texas), known professionally as Megan Thee Stallion (pronounced "Megan The Stallion"), is an American rapper, actress, singer and songwriter. She first rose to fame through viral videos on social media and she released the EP Tina Snow in June 2018. Her first full-length project, Fever, was released in May 2019. In 2020, her career reached new heights with the EP Suga which spawned her biggest hit to date, "Savage", and her hit collaboration with Cardi B, "WAP".


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Discography:

  • Make It Hot (EP) (2017)
  • Tina Snow (EP) (2018)
  • Fever (Mixtape) (2019)
  • Suga (EP) (2020)
  • Good News (album) (2020)

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  • Ascended Meme:
    • Her "Hot Girl Meg" persona led to her fans making the phrase "hot girl summer" a meme in summer 2019; "Hot Girl Summer" the song was released in response to this.
    • After "Savage" gained traction on the charts in part thanks to a viral TikTok dance using the song, an official lyric video for the song was released showing an animated version of the dance's choreographer Keara Wilson performing the dance.
  • Alter-Ego Acting: Several of her projects see her rapping in the voice of an alter ego, representing different facets of her personality.
    • "Tina Snow" from the Tina Snow EP is a "confident, sultry, boss woman" character, inspired by Pimp C's "Tony Snow" alter ego.
    • "Hot Girl Meg" from the Fever mixtape represents a wild and debaucherous party-girl persona.
    • Todoroki Tina is an anime influenced alter ego.
    • She has also said she has another alter ego named, simply, The Boss.
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    • Megan's liquor of choice appears to be cognac, judging from the many references to it in her songs, including an entire song titled "Cognac Queen".
    • Quite a few of her more explicit songs make specific reference to riding her partner's penis while balanced on her feet/toes.
  • Auto Erotica: In "Big Ole Freak":
    I'm finna play with that dick in the car
    I got him swervin' and breakin' the law
    These windows tinted so nobody saw
  • Bigger Is Better in Bed: Comes up in a few of her lyrics.
    • In "Freak Nasty" she raps "I don't wanna fuck the nigga if he ain't hung".
    • In "WAP" she raps "if it don't hang, then he can't bang."
  • Black and Nerdy: In between her musical pursuits, she's pursuing her healthcare administration degree and happily talks about anime and manga as demonstrated below.
  • Boastful Rap: A lot of her songs revolve around boasting about her wealth, success, beauty and sexual prowess.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: In "Tina Montana" she raps that her rivals "look like they shitted" in fear when they see her.
  • Broken Record: Several of the choruses on Fever are fairly repetitive, but "Dance" stands out:
    Dance, make him blow them bands, dance, make him blow them bands
    Dance, make him blow them bands, dance, dance, dance, dance
    Dance, make him blow them bands, dance, make him blow them bands
    Dance, make him blow them bands, dance, dance, dance, dance
    Dance, make him blow them bands, dance, make him blow them bands
    Dance, make him blow them bands, dance, dance, dance, dance
    Dance, make him blow them bands, dance, make him blow them bands
    Dance, make him blow them bands, dance, dance, dance, dance
  • Call-and-Response Song: The chorus of "Movie" is this, with Lil Durk and Megan trading lines back and forth.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Real hot girl shit," a phrase she starts many of her songs and features with, dating back to her first EP and a part of her "Hot Girl Meg" persona.
    • "Hot Girl Summer", which later became her first Billboard #1 hit.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Averted in "Best You Ever Had", which is about how Megan isn't worried about her man cheating because she knows he's happy with her:
    I ain't worried 'bout them other girls that you had
    If I catch 'em lookin' at my baby, I'ma laugh
    He gon' keep it real, I ain't worried 'bout that
  • Continuity Nod: "Savage" from Suga features nods to the songs "Simon Says" and "Cash Shit" from her previous project, Fever. She also calls herself the "hood Mona Lisa" as she did on "Good At" from the Tina Snow EP.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: In "WAP" she alludes to causing others to do this, rapping "I can make you bust before I ever meet you."
  • Dream Team: With Beyoncé for the "Savage" remix.
    • From the reception of "WAP", her and Cardi B.
    • Many people think her and DaBaby are this whenever they collaborate.
  • Enemies Equals Greatness: In several of her songs she brags about having haters as proof that people envy her success. For example, in "Money Good":
    I'm embracing the fake, I'm accepting the hate
    If I wasn't number one, they wouldn't come for my place
  • Executive Meddling: In 2020, Megan sued her record label 1501 Certified Entertainment. According to her, the label was keeping her from releasing any new music or shooting music videos for some of her more popular songs off of her "Fever" EP after she asked to renegotiate her contract with the company. This was all enabled by her signing contract which was predatory in nature and heavily biased in favor of the label. It was only after she signed with ROC Nation and got a team of lawyers she was able to rectify the situation.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: In her live performance of "Big Ole Freak" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, she performed a clean version without curse words,note  but she still gets away with saying "skeet" which is an explicit slang term for ejaculation.
  • Gold Digger: Subverting this trope is a recurring theme in her music. Many of her lyrics refer to getting her male partner(s) to pay her and buy things for her, but with the caveat she is the dominant partner, since she is already rich but still makes men pay for the privilege of being with her. In some of her verses she describes herself as a "pimp" and her male suitors as "tricks". This ethos is summed up in "Rich":
    I ain't never need a nigga money, 'cause I make it
    But if that nigga wanna pay a bill, I'ma take it!

    [...]
    I'm a boss bitch, I don't need help (yeah, yeah)
    I'ma tell him to buy it, but I can get it myself, ah (ooh, ooh)
  • Height Angst: Averted. Megan is proud of her 5’10 stature.
  • If I Wanted You Dead...: Says this to a hookup in "Dance":
    He was nervous 'cause I'm gangster, tried to fuck me in his shoes
    Boy, you safe, it's okay, ain't no set up, you can stay
    If I really wanted you hit, you wouldn't've made it all this way
  • Intercourse with You: A big chunk of her discography is songs like these, including her breakout hit "Big Ole Freak" which is all about her skills in the bedroom.
    • Taken to the extreme with the aptly titled "Intercourse" from "Good News", which features Dancehall artist Popcan.
  • Jizzed in My Pants: In "Shake That" she raps that she has her partner "makin' a mess in his clothes".
    • From "WAP": "I can make you bust before I ever meet you."
  • Kissing Under the Influence: In "Hot Girl Summer" she raps "it go down on that brown, now we goin' both ways".
  • Myspeld Rökband: Megan Thee Stallion is the correct spelling.
  • No Listening Skills: In "Cash Shit" Megan brags about this, saying she'll only listen to her man if he's talking about giving her head:
    I don't be stressin' 'bout none of these niggas
    When they be talkin', I don't even listen
    Tellin' me secrets, I probably forget it
    But I'ma tune in when he say he gon' lick it
  • One of Us: An unabashed fan of anime and manga, frequently discussing her favorite anime on her social media accounts. Culminated with a Q&A on Instagram Live with the anime streaming site Crunchyroll followed by a merchandise collaboration with them in spring 2020, featuring apparel with "Savage" written in Japanese kanji and an anime-esque depiction of herself.
    • For her cover photoshoot for Paper Magazine, Megan cosplayed as Shoto Todoroki from My Hero Academia, which she has adapted into another persona of hers she calls "Todoroki Tina."
    • In "Girls In The Hood", she references Naruto.
    • She put a makeup tutorial on her Youtube channel that was inspired by Yumeko from Kakegurui.
  • Parlor Games: The hook of "Simon Says" mimics a game of Simon Says, and makes it about twerking.
    Simon says put your hands on your hips, huh
    Simon says put your hands on your knees, ay
    Simon says put your hands on your feet, ay
    Simon says bust it open like a freak, ay
  • Pastiche: The album cover of Fever, as well as the video for its opening track "Realer", pay homage to the style of Blaxploitation films.
  • Pimp Duds: Appropriately, discussed in "Pimpin":
    Bitch, I'm a pimp, where is my cane?
    Ho, get too close and get slapped with the ring
  • Rhyming with Itself: Twice in a row on "Cash Shit":
    I'm a finesser, and I'm a fly dresser
    Moved to the top floor and flew in my dresser
    My bitches hustle, make money together
    Your bitches birds and they flockin' together
  • Sampling:
    • "Big Ole Freak" samples "Nite and Day" by Al B. Sure! and "Is It Love This Time" by Immature.
    • "Simon Says" uses a sample from classic R&B ballad "Me and Mrs. Jones" by Billy Paul as a fake out, cutting out after a few seconds before switching to a sample from "Looking For Tha Chewin'" by DJ Paul.
    • "Hot Girl Summer" samples "Act Up" by City Girls.
    • "B.I.T.C.H." samples Tupac Shakur's "Rather Be Ya Nigga" and interpolates the melody of its chorus. Like Tupac's song, it also samples "Rather Be With You" by Bootsy's Rubber Band.
    • "Diamonds", where Normani sings "diamonds are a girl's best friend".
    • "Girls In The Hood" samples Eazy-E's "Boys In The Hood".
    • "Shots Fired " samples The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Who Shot Ya?"
  • Screw Yourself: Mentions on the third verse of "Body" that she'd have sex with her clone.
  • Sexy Packaging: Most of her releases to date, appropriately given the subject matter of so many of her songs.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Her alter-ego Tina Snow is one to the late Pimp C and his alter-ego Tony Snow.
    • Her other alter ego "Todoroki Tina" is one to My Hero Academia, specifically Shoto Todoroki.
    • The title of "Tina Montana" is likely shouting out Scarface, specifically its protagonist Tony Montana. In the song she also raps that she'll "snatch off your wig like you Hannah Montana".
    • In "Realer" she raps "Free JT", referring to JT of City Girls who was in prison at the time.note 
    • In "Hood Rat Shit" she raps, "Want my spot? Gotta fight like Wakanda".
    • In "Cash Shit" she raps, "Ho, you can't touch this".
    • In "Sex Talk" she raps "I got green like I'm Buttercup".
    • In her "Fire in the Booth" freestyle, she drops references to both Pokémon, Dragon Ball, and Street Fighter.
  • Southern Rap: Besides being a Southern rapper herself, her mixtape Fever is full of samples from Southern hip hop songs and features two other Southern rappers, Juicy J and DaBaby, plus production from the former.
  • Spelling for Emphasis: In the chorus of "B.I.T.C.H.":
    I'd rather be your B-I-T-C-H (I'd rather keep it real with ya)
    'Cause that's what you gon' call me when I'm trippin' anyway
  • Spoken Word in Music: "Hood Rat Shit" opens with a segment from a Florida TV news interview from 2008 with a 7 year-old boy who was arrested for crashing his grandmother's car.
    Boy: I wanted to do it 'cause it's fun. It's fun to do bad things, drive into a car.
    Interviewer: Did you know you could perhaps kill somebody?
    Boy: Yes, but I wanted to do hood rat stuff with my friends.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Her stage name is a reference to this, as she is 5'10" (178 cm).
  • She's Got Legs: Where her height is mostly located.
  • Studio Chatter: At the start of "Dance":
    Megan: [Laughs] Bring that motherfucking beat back!
  • Stuffy Old Songs About the Buttocks: Many of her songs have verses where she brags about the size of her ass, raps about shaking her ass or encourages her friends or the listeners to shake their asses.
  • Take That, Critics!: In "Realer" she raps "Fuck all the critics, and fuck how they feel".
  • Take That!: "Shots Fired", the first track on "Good News" directly targets Tory Lanez although Megan doesn't drop his name.
  • The Lad-ette: Her rap persona embodies this, with her lyrics frequently describing casual and aggressive sex, drinking, partying and fighting, all with lots of profanity.
  • Third-Person Person: In a few songs when she speaks about herself. A good example is “Cash Shit.”
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: In "Realer":
    Don't worry 'bout why I do what I do, bitch
    'Cause I ain't worried 'bout you, bitch
    Nah, I don't wanna be cool, bitch
  • Toilet Humour:
    • In "Tina Montana" she raps "When I pull up, bitches look like they shitted".
    • The line "I'll knock the shit out that bitch, like a enema" in "Realer".
  • Unusual Euphemism: In "Runnin' Up Freestyle" she raps "always in bikini bottoms 'cause I got that Goo Lagoon".
  • Verbal Tic: Her constant use of the ad-libs "huh", "yeah", "ay" and "ahh", showing up at the end of almost every bar in some of her songs. Lampshaded in the "Hot Girl Summer" video where the girl in the intro unsuccessfully tries to replicate this.

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