Megan Thee Stallion undoubtedly had an incredible run last year and it looks like 2021 is shaping up to be just as fruitful for the Roc Nation artist. But some recent comments she made during an interview for Harper’s Bazaar March issue isn’t sitting right with some rap fans, who suggest she might be getting a little ahead of herself.
A clip of the interview started circulating via Twitter on Friday (February 19) in which Megan is quoted saying, “I feel like when it’s all said and done, when people want to talk about female rap … they are definitely going to have to put my name up there with the OGs.”
As several people pointed out, Megan has released just one studio album, Good News, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop chart and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 last November. They also noted she’s really only been “at the top” since nabbing her first No. 1 Hot 100 single with Beyoncé in April 2020, meaning she hasn’t been around long enough to even consider being an OG in the running.
Meanwhile, predecessors such as Lil Kim, Foxy Brown, Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliott and Queen Latifah — who are typically considered “OG” female rappers — have been in the game for decades and have numerous albums under their belts.
Twitter comments clowning Megan’s claim were relentless. One person wrote, “She isn’t OG, She can’t even do a single without a collab. She trying to get relevant,” while another said, “This girl has released three projects in the space of 4yrs and they haven’t even crossed 4m combined, like what?”
But as Megan explained elsewhere in the interview, she doesn’t plan on going anywhere anytime soon.
“Even though I’m not working a traditional job, I still treat it like: ‘’This is work. I need to work hard for this. I want to be here. I want to do this. I want to be Megan Thee Stallion,’” she said. “I feel like I know what comes with my job. If I took everything personal, then I would probably be somewhere curled up in the corner.”
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