Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion on the cover of Essence magazine.
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Houston-native rapper Megan Thee Stallion appears in Essence magazine’s September/October issue dripping in diamonds and designer clothes as her alter ego, “Tina Snow.” The success of the magazine holds today.
The Grammy Award winner appears in looks from Norma Kamali, Christian Dior and more. On the cover, “Show No Mercy” talks about his new album, his musical influences and his style. Here is part of what she said:
Why her alter ego, “Tina Snow” is an ode to Houston rapper Pimp C:
“My mom was always playing Pimp C, UGK, all the Houston legends so that was my vibe, my flavor…Being in Houston, TX in general, I feel like circling and freestyle is just what we do . No matter where you are, who you’re with, someone’s gonna have a rap battle. I was seeing boys together and they were rapping, so in my head, that’s what you do. I wanted to make sure that I was still sharp and that I could do it…”
On using music to make political statements:
“Social media has really given a lot of people a voice that I didn’t feel like they needed…When I saw these men and women talking like crazy, I was like, let me put that in a video, because that’s my answer…”
On what keeps her centered:
“There are probably about four people around me on a daily basis. I don’t see a lot of people, I don’t talk to a lot of people, because I feel like it’s not good for me. I realized that my personal space is what keeps me balanced and it’s what keeps me centered…”
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