The rise of Houston native Megan Thee Stallion from Soundcloud blip to international star is inspiring and influential. At the very beginning of summer, the 24-year-old released her Fever mixtape, just in time to soar to No. 10 on the Billboard album charts and for her to declare the season “Hot Girl Summer,” a catchphrase that's since become an anthemic mode of self-affirmation.
And while Houstonia covered the rapper's Hottie Ranch release party back in May, we have a few more things that you must know about the self-proclaimed "H-Town Hottie" ahead of her September 6 Revention Music Center show and September 29 gig in The Woodlands.
Standing at 5'10" without shoes, she adopted “Thee Stallion” after being catcalled as a teenager.
As she told us in 2017: "Since I was younger, probably about 15 or 16, I’ve always had the same body. Older guys would always be like, Oh, you a stallion. So I finally had to ask like, is that a good thing? Everybody pretty much took it and ran with it, and then I put it as my main name on Twitter, and ever since then everybody’s just been calling me Stallion."
Following in her late mother’s footsteps, Megan began writing raps at the age of 16, when she was growing up in the South Park area of Houston.
Her mom, Holly Thomas, also known as Holly-Wood, was a popular rapper in the Houston area.
She's a rapper by night, college student by day.
Megan is currently enrolled in Texas Southern University, studying health administration. She's said she eventually wants to open an assisted living facility here in the Houston area: "I see it in neighborhoods all around Houston. You got your people taking care of your people. I just feel like it’ll be a weight lifted off of family members if they had somewhere for their grandparents to go and be comfortable."
Her favorite rapper is none other than Port Arthur native, the late Pimp C.
Pimp C’s alter ego Tony Snow is what inspired her 2018 EP, Tina Snow.
Megan is all about women’s empowerment.
Among other popular female rappers, Megan promotes unity within the female rap community. In an episode of "The Pull Up with Joe Budden," she stated that, “All the new girls, that I be with, I try to keep us together. When the fans see the girls being nice to each other, that lessens that drama.”
As of today, Megan has collaborated with some big names in hip-hop.
We're talking Juicy J, Ty Dolla $ign, The City Girls, and Nicki Minaj. Her latest single, Hot Girl Summer, features Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign and won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Power Anthem. Megan released the visual just this week.
Megan cares about the environment.
When she’s not writing, she’s out around the country hosting Hottie Beach Clean-Ups to save the earth. One of the most recent examples of this was her organizing a beach cleanup in Santa Monica, California.
Along with her for the “Hot Girl Summer” ride are her two dogs, 4oe and 5ive.
That's pronounced four and five. Aren't they adorable? Be sure to follow Foe Thee Frenchie on Insta.
Megan is a huge fan of anime.
One of her favorites is Shoto Todoroki. Calling herself “Tina Todoroki,” Megan posed in a variety of photos for Paper Magazine that showcased Shoto’s fire and ice abilities.
She's already planning for what comes after #HotGirlSummer.
Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourselves for Hot Nerd Fall.