Nicki Minaj on Megan Thee Stallion’s drive: ‘Megan is the perfect example’
The 'Barbie Tingz' rapper dotes on her mentee, saluting her for handling business with a smile, intelligence and that magic that makes her one of 'Variety Magazine's 2020 Power of Young Hollywood Issue'
Many people in Hip-Hop believe that women in the game cannot get along. However, one of the top female rappers, have proven the naysayers wrong.
Nicki Minaj, one of the world’s best selling artists, doesn’t have to shout people out, mentor those on the come up, or publicly salute anyone. However, when Variety Magazine hit her up about Megan Thee Stallion appearing on their “2020 Power of Young Hollywood Issue,” she did not hesitate to dote on the “Savage” superstar.
The Pinkprint mogul could have talked about Megan’s looks and her ability to push out bangers after bangers, but she noted what makes her most proud of the young rapper is focus she is on success.
“…Megan is the perfect example that we can have fun and be smart at the same time,” said Minaj.
Minaj’s praise, as well as the Hollywood salute, comes at the right time.
As reported by theGrio.com, Megan’s hot girl summer has been traumatic than carefree. Like most people, she too has been hit with the 2020 blues, but even more devastating than the coronavirus pandemic and unprecedented amount of civil unrest sparked by the litany of Black and Brown bodies killed by police officers, she has also been a victim of a crime.
Last month, she was shot in both of her feet while out with friends.
The Stallion tweeted, “Black women are so unprotected and we hold so many things in to protect the feelings of others without considering our own.”
The lack of support Megan Thee Stallion received following being shot has exposed a lack of support and empathy for Black women, Harpers Bazaar reported.
Sisterhood has become a more essential place for women to uplift one another, while men support and learn from women.
Minaj has been that for the Houston homegirl since the jump of her career.
“One of my favorite things about Meg is her desire to further her education,” said Minaj.
She related education to bettering the rapper’s sense of self; her decision to not be solely focused on superficial attachments.
“It’s so important for women to feel inspired to achieve goals outside of social media, where the focus is usually placed on their bodies or who they’re dating at the time,” she said.
Draya Michelle spun the incident of Megan being shot into a love story comparing the Houston lyricist and friend, Tory Lanez, to the infamously troubled Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown.
The jokes following Megan’s shooting were an example of people dismissing Black women and their emotions, Revolt reported.
“Women are more than just baby mamas, and we can continue to prove that by being goal-oriented, bettering ourselves, and being independent,” continued Minaj to Variety. The example Nicki Minaj is calling “perfect” — Megan Thee Stallion, a student and BET Award-winning recording artist who gives back to her community.
Smart, talented and courageous are words that can describe. But SAVAGE is probably the one that best fit with this cover.
Her spread was styled by Jason Bolden and photos were shot by Orin Fleurimont, serving her up like the beautiful queen that she is.
And it could not come at a better time … hopefully, it reminds her that she was chosen to win.
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