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I’m a savage (yeah)-Classy, bougie, ratchet (yeah) are the lyrics behind almost every Tiktok video, and even after two years, this song still makes you feel warm and fuzzy.
Millions of people who understand even the tiniest bit of English have Megan Thee Stallion’s songs on their playlist, and it is not a surprise.
Why? Because she is among very few artists who shattered the conventional standards of music and pop culture through their rap music and lyrics.
She talked about those things in her lyrics and songs, which are too taboo to discuss. She is one of the very few women who stood in front of the dominant male society and told them what a woman is capable of.
Despite producing multiple hit albums and singles and collecting numerous awards and accolades, this Stallion is now caught up in the recent controversy.
Recently a rumor about her sexuality has sparked a debate on the internet, and many people are claiming that Megan Thee Stallion is actually a man born under the name Joshua Pete who transitioned himself into a woman.
To this date, Megan Thee Stallion neither confirmed nor denied the news, which further solidified these rumors.
But is this just a rumor started by one of her haters to destroy her career, or there is some truth that is kept hidden from the public eyes? Let’s find out!
Early life And Education
Believe it or not, Megan Thee Stallion was born under the name of Megan Jovon Ruth Pete on February 15, 1995, in the city of San Antonio, Texas. Luckily, she was the daughter of 90s-era rapper Holly Thomas, known professionally as “Holly-Wood”.
She used to bring her baby daughter on the sets of her recording sessions instead of leaving her in daycare like normal parents, so baby Megan was introduced to rapping and music at a very early age.
The savage singer spent the days of her childhood in the South Park neighborhood of Houston, and at the tender age of 14, she and her mother, Holly, shifted to Pearland, Texas, where she lived till she turned 18.
This new neighborhood unleashed her inner rapper, and Megan started writing songs. However, her mother told her to wait until she turns 21 since the lyrics were far too mature for her age.
So, Megan completed her high school education at Pearland High School, and later she applied to Pearland High School in 2013. It was the time when she started uploading her freestyling rap video on different social media platforms.
One of her videos, in which Megan was battling against male rappers in a “cypher” took the internet by storm, and she started getting recognition and fame for her art.
In high school, she chose the nickname “Megan Thee Stallion” as she was very tall and quickly rose to fame. Her studies were interrupted by a career shift, but she re-joined Texas Southern University and, in 2021, earned a Bachelor of Science in health administration.
Relationship With Parents
Although Big Ole Freak singer’s father was in jail for the first eight years of her life, she enjoyed a close relationship with her dad and always admired her dad publicly. In one of her recent interviews, Megan talked about her time with her dad and said,
“My dad was definitely my best friend. We were together every day.”Marie Claire
In many interviews, she also talked about how her father paid respect to her mother and taught her the importance of respect and love in a relationship.
On the other hand, Savage singer got her inspiration for music from her mother and said,
“My mom is the first female rapper I’ve ever known,” she told. I’m thinking, like, ‘Okay, yeah, this is normal. Everybody’s doing this.”Vulture in 2019
Megan’s mother also told her to always stand up against bullies and encouraged her to fight for her rights. Megan used to get bullied in school but didn’t know how to defend herself, but one day her mother said,
She was like, … ‘Girl, f*** her. You go to school and you say this,Billboard
It was the moment Megan realized that she could protect herself because she got her mama on her back. And since then, whenever Megan feels threatened by others, she stands up confidently against them and defends herself in style. That’s the mama we all American need right now.
Sadly, both of her parents are not alive today, but they strongly influence the young rapper’s life.
Megan started her musical journey in 2016 when she hit the market with her single, “Like a Stallion“.
In September 2017, Megan Thee Stallion released her first EP, Make It Hot, containing “Last Week in HTX” which attracted millions of views on the video-sharing platform, YouTube.
This massive success boosted her confidence, and at the start of 2018, Megan Thee Stallion signed a contract with 1501 Certified Entertainment, which is an independent label in Houston handled by T. Farris.
Nevertheless, Megan Thee Stallion publicly announced her signing with 300 Entertainment in November 2018, becoming the first female rapper to sign with the label.
After signing a contract with 300 Entertainment, she released the famous song “Big Ole Freak” in 2019, and this song ranked at number 99 on the Billboard Hot 100, making her entry on the Billboard.
Her song named “Diamonds” was released in collaboration with singer Normani in January 2020. This song was also included in the famous superhero film, Birds of Prey.
2020 was lucky for her career as she released hit numbers like “Savage,” “Girls in the Hood,” and “WAP” which featured Cardi B.
In 2021 she hit the market with her fourth single name, “Body,” and won three awards in the American Music Awards.
In September 2020, she was nominated for her first Billboard Music Award (Top Rap Female Artist).
At the start of 2022, she signed a contract with Netflix, which gives her exclusive rights to produce and direct exclusive content for the series.
As of 2023, she has already announced to put out a new album. Megan’s fans are curiously waiting for her new album.
Who Is Joshua Pete And Why Do People Associate This Name With Megan?
Now recently a controversy sparked a debate on the internet about the sexuality of WAP singers. Although her sexuality has nothing to do with her songwriting and singing skills, some people seem to be worried more about this than her career and art.
How it Started
In late 2019 a Youtube video of Megan performing on the stage emerged. At this concert, Megan chose to wear a beautiful purple, long-sleeve, graphic crop top along with black, high-cut bikini bottoms showing her thighs.
As the rapper performed her famous move “twerking” on stage, an indistinguishable thing seemed to fall out of her pants during her twerking. This video took the internet by storm and her fans started investigating “the thing” that was visible in the video.
Some internet users took to Twitter to share their thoughts about this object and shared different opinions. One user wrote,
“It’s her cheeks, a shadow separates it from her thigh but this is hilarious”
“I think it’s her butt, and the angle of the light and camera.”
Some critics took a bold step and claimed that it was the male organ that was visible. Maybe it was a recording device that created an illusion, but no one was sure. Later this video was deleted from the internet.
False accusations continued after her ex-boyfriend, rapper Moneybagg Yo, posted pictures of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) medications, which trans people take, and people automatically assumed that Megan Thee Stallion owned them.
Now at this point, we all know how the ex can be bitter and didn’t waste any opportunity to throw dirt on their ex-partners, so this could only be a tactic to lead the Stallion down, but still, many people chose to take the side of Moneybagg Yo.
In 2020 she became the face of Savage x Fenty lingerie and posted her hot raunchy photos in a two-piece bikini with the caption,
“Meg did not come to play in her @FashionNova bikini! #FashionNovaPartner.”
People all over the internet started body-shaming her and claimed that she has a male physique and body structure.
One user wrote,
“I feel like I’m the only one who just doesn’t find her attractive. Manly vibes,”
and from there, people started saying that Megan Thee Stallion was born as “A boy” and her real name is Joshua Pete.
Although there is no evidence behind this claim, still people are referring to this name as her real name, and this name gained popularity as Megan’s birth name.
Moreover, In the same year, Megan confidently wrote an article about the problems the black women face in American society under the title “Why I Speak Up For Black Women,”.
This article shows the writer’s side of the artist, but instead of encouraging her, narrow-minded people started saying that she wrote this article in favour of her transgender community.
Megan’s Reaction To Rumors
Like her name, she is a Stallion and shows the world that nothing can stop her, even these rumors. Still, she is a sensitive human being, and this affects her badly.
While talking to a renowned magazine, she shared her thoughts on this issue and said,
“Different body types offend different people. So if you are maybe smaller, twerking doesn’t come off as offensive, but when you got the assets, then that’s when it comes off as, “Oh my God, what the hell is going on?”
“But I can’t help it that I got this body. I’ma twerk, and it’s gon’ look this way, and it might be offensive to you because I look like this, but I can’t help it. And I don’t care.”
Recently her childhood pictures surfaced on the internet, which clearly show that she was born and raised as a girl with a girl’s name.
Moreover, she has been happily dating rapper Pardison “Pardi” Fontaine since February of 2021, telling her fans about her love by saying,
“He is so calm and so sweet and very protective…That’s my boo and I really like him.”
Megan Thee Stallion was not the first woman in the industry who became the victim of these types of rumors. Previously, Lady Gaga was also accused of being transgender.
During her interview with Anderson Cooper, she was asked about these rumours and she replied,
“Maybe I do. Would it be so terrible? Why the hell am I going to waste my time and give a press release about whether or not I have a penis? My fans don’t care, and neither do I.”Anderson Live
A Stallion in the industry, Megan is leaving behind every other entertainer in the race for success, and it is impossible to compete with her speed of success.