Houston-origin rapper Megan Thee Stallion sat down with ‘Variety’ to talk about her early life before her parents have died and mentioned their influence about her career.
Megan’s father died when she was 15, and her mother, Holly Thomas, died from a brain tumor in March 2019. Now, the 25-year-old rapper revealed what she learned from her mother and father.
When she was a child, she spent a lot of time by herself because my mom and grandmother were always at work and explained that she tried different ways to entertain herself. She said:
“I’m an only child, and I spent a lot of time by myself because my mom and grandmother were always at work. So I just found ways to keep myself entertained — dancing in the mirror, listening to music loud, trying on anything I wanted to wear in the closet.
I was always in my own little world and just acted like that everywhere I went. And growing up in Texas, it’s so hot, I never even realized anyone else dressed like me until I went to a show, and I saw other girls in booty shorts, bikini tops, and cowboy hats.”
Along with his mother’s influence, she says the two strong relationships joined after her father was released from prison, and she described her dad as the coolest man in the world. Meg stated:
“I thought my dad was the coolest man on the planet. He was so clean and so gangsta. He would pick me up from school, and I remember riding around with my dad, feelin’ cool, with that song playing.”
She says that because of the music that her family listened to at home, her current style of music was influenced by her parents. She continued:
“I really loved the strong men that had the attitude, and I thought it would sound super-cool if a girl was doing it. Everybody that my mom and dad put me on musically had a man talkin’ crazy, and I was like ‘That’s gonna be me when I grow up!'”
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