The 26-year-old queen of hotties — the name she has flirtatiously bestowed on her devoted fans, having crowned 2019’s steamiest season as “hot girl summer” as she exploded to fame — now has Grammy cred to boot, with three wins on Sunday.
Not that her singular talent ever needed industry backing to soar: the artist born Megan Pete in Houston boasts rare lyrical delivery that’s at once juicy and crisp, simultaneously on lock and off-the-cuff.
The artist behind the TikTok smash “Savage” — which earned her two rap statuettes from the Recording Academy, in addition to the prestigious Best New Artist award — spits out her bars with military precision, creating more pop than even her impressively strong twerks.
She came up on social media but Megan Thee Stallion is every bit a child of old-school hip-hop: her mother Holly Thomas, who rapped under the name Holly-Wood in a south Houston collective, trained her on the genre’s finer points.
Thomas raised her on classic southern hip-hop acts UGK and Three Six Mafia, and managed Megan before her death of cancer in 2019.
“Thank you, Mama, for pushing me and knowing that I was gonna be here,” the rapper said through tears as she accepted her first award of the day, for Best Rap Performance.
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