Keeping the energy of her track with Young Thug, Megan Thee Stallion is in Dont Stop mode. The rapper just dropped her official debut studio album Good News on Nov. 20, nearly capping off whats been a heck of a year for her.
She landed a movie soundtrack. Shes had two hit recordsone with Beyonc and the other with Cardi Bthat went to number one. Shes also launched a couple fashion collaborations, secured a Revlon contract, graced magazine covers, and endured being shot in her feet.
And still, there is much to learn about Megan Thee Stallion. The Houston native recently sat down for a Q&A session and dished on why shes avoided tattoos.
Tattoos are somewhat commonplace in musicin hip-hop and beyondwith some artists opting for small pieces to commemorate special people or moments and others choosing to go big. Beyonc and Jay-Z have matching IV tattoos, Rihanna has an Egyptian goddess on her chest, and others such as Post Malone, 21 Savage, and Jhene Aiko have a variety.
Megan Thee Stallion joined GQ to go undercover on the internet to answer random fan questions, and touched on the topic. One curious person wanted to know why she doesnt have any ink, and she gave a very candid response.
Ive always been scared to get a tattoo because my mom was always like, Dont you get a f*cking tattoo. Ima whoop your a*s. So its always been in the back of my head tattoos equal whooping, she replied.
Megan Thee Stallion often cites her late mother, Holly Thomas, as one of her biggest influences and inspirations as well as the other women in her family. As many fans know, Megans mom was a rapper too and as a kid, she used to watch her mom write rhymes.
When Thomas was still in the game, she managed herself as an artist and later transitioned to becoming Megans momager. The tattoo advice is probably one of many nuggets she dropped for her daughter.
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In addition to Megan Thee Stallion, there are a few other hip-hop artists who arent tatted, including Big Sean, T.I., Common, J. Cole, Ice-T, and Lil Baby.
Lil Baby went into detail about his choice to not get any tattoos during his interview with the New York Times earlier this year. For him, its about the image he wants to project.
Thats why I aint got no tattoos, because I always knew I was going to run my money up, and I was going to have to go sit in front of some people to do something with my money. And I didnt want them to look at me like a dope boy, he said.
I had to keep my appearance straight. I literally said, When I sit down in front of these white folks, I dont want to have no tattoos. In a way, its still that today. Because when Im sitting in these meetings, I dont have tattoos on my face. I know theyd have to think something if Ive got tattoos on my face.
Megan Thee Stallion didnt elaborate on whether shed ever consider getting one in the future, but for now, shes expressing herself through her music, fashion, and anime-inspired style.
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