The video became the No. 1 trending video on YouTube the day of its release, as fans were hoping the single would signal a new album, but nothing came out of it.
“I feel like it will be aggressive,” she said. “I feel like this project is definitely something very well thought out. This project is me talking my shit, getting back comfortable with myself, getting back to the Megan that was on the come-up. Every time I make a move, I’m like, ‘OK, how can we be better than Megan last month? How can we be better than Megan last year?'”
Fans wanting her raw Tina Snow alter ego may be getting their wish, as in her Essence cover shoot, Meg dons a blonde pin-up hairstyle reminiscent of her beloved character and brags all about her riches and curvy body in “Thot Shit.”
Megan Thee Stallion and 1501 Certified Entertainment recently went to court over a major crossover for Meg.
CEO Carl Crawford blocked the release of the upcoming “Butter (Remix),” which is a collab between Meg and BTS, a judge stepped in , however and approved its rollout.
“If Pete is not allowed to release a new track this Friday on which she is the featured artist in a remix with BTS of the song called, ‘Butter,’ her music career will suffer irreparable damage, including a devastating impact to her relationships with her fans and with other recording artists in the music industry,” part of a legal documentread.
Initially signed to 1501, Megan Thee Stallion signed to JAY-Z’s Roc Nation,
“Everybody in the industry knows this is what JAY-Z and Roc Nation do: They come in, find the smallest things wrong with the problem — because there weren’t any problems before she left — and then she says that I didn’t want to negotiate?” Crawford said. “OK, tell everybody your definition of negotiating. Your definition is, ‘OK. I’m going to send Suge Knight’s old lawyers to come in, and it’s a stick-up…’ Of course, I’m like, ‘This isn’t a negotiation. This is a robbery.’”
BTS is a global musical force, and Megan concluded missing the collab would stall her traction, indefinitely.
“The release of new music from Pete is vital to maintain her status as a relatively new but still up and coming artist,” the document continued. “Absent immediate help from the Court, Pete’s art will be impacted, the release of the song derailed, and Pete’s goodwill, reputation, and overall career will suffer detrimental, undesirable, and irreversible harm.”
The now controversial “Butter (Remix)", comes out Friday.
Megan Thee Stallion flexed on a new freestyle, as she continues to tease her new music, with an "Outta Town Freestyle."
Fans attacked Megan after she accused Tory Lanez of shooting her in the feet, and Megan took the fight to her critics in her latest freestyle.
Recently Megan Thee Stallion graced the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition and for the photo spread, she posed in suits from her recent swimsuit collection with Fashion Nova.
At the magazine's launch party, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Megan wore a barely-there rhinestone mesh slit slip dress that showed off her curves.
Megan Thee Stallion joined Naomi Osaka and model Leyna Bloom, Meg is the first female rapper to ever front the annual issue.
"REAL SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT EDITION COVER MODEL SH*T!!! 😛🔥," Meg wrote on Instagram Monday (July 19). "Thee first female rapper on the cover of @si_swimsuit 😭😭 I want to thank all the strong women in my life who inspired me to love my body and live my best hot girl life. It means the world to me to be on this cover DREAM COME TRUE!! 😛 #SISwim21."
Meg seriously prepared for the cover as she was inspired by, Tyra Banks who became the first Black model to land a solo cover in 1997.
"I had been training for months and I was super prepared. I got into the shoot right away," Meg said. "[Photographer] James [Macari] said he usually doesn't get into the water until the fourth or fifth set-up, but we were both in the ocean from the start. The day was perfect and I had a blast. My earliest memory of a SI Swimsuit cover was Tyra," Megan said. "I remember thinking, 'Wow, this girl looks like me!' Here is this stunning Black woman owning her curves and it made a big impact. It made me think, maybe I can be on the cover of SI Swim one day. And guess what — I am!"
Actress and model Leyna Bloom is also the magazine's first transgender cover star and Naomi Osaka is the first female Black athlete to front the issue.