The Moment Megan Thee Stallion Learned That People Are Trash
From misogyny to transphobia to accusations of “playing the victim,” the rapper’s recent shooting has brought out the worst in people
Megan Thee Stallion reminds me of home — like a sausage, cheese, and jalapeño kolache from Shipley Do-Nuts (a compliment of the highest order) or an oppressive amount of humidity (seriously). If you’re from Houston, you know. Everything about her feels familiar, from the part of town she grew up in to the quality that has since made her an ever-rising star, like the other H-Town hottie in my life, Beyoncé: She’s genuinely nice and doesn’t really fuck with anyone. All Megan does is rap better than most, shake that ass to mesmerizing levels no matter where you swing on the Kinsey Scale, and do anything else she thinks might make for a good time.
How could you be mean to someone who’s smiling all the time? She is harmless even if you don’t enjoy her music. As a man of taste, however, I am a “Hottie” and have been ever since someone put me on to “Pull Up Late” from her Make It Hot mixtape. Understanding that, and having heard that and the Tina Snow mixtape, you can understand why, when it comes to making fun of the H-Town hottie after being shot twice in the foot, my position is simple: Fuck all y’all.
That includes those near and dear to me. You earned it. Accept it and move on.
For those distracted by anything else happening in 2020, a recap: Earlier this month, after reports emerged of Megan suffering a wound from broken glass in the aftermath of a party at Kylie Jenner’s house, she set the record straight on Instagram. “I suffered gunshot wounds as a result of a crime that was committed against me,” she wrote, “and done with the intention to physically harm me.” She went on to share that she had undergone surgery to remove bullets and was anticipating to make a full recovery.
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