In between hitting the books at Texas Southern University, Megan Thee Stallion hits the mic and stage where she’ll be performing on Thursday, April 11th at Warehouse Live hosted by Big Tho and DJ Eric with 97.9 The Box. She’s been writing since she was 7 years old and has developed an anthemic, aggressive style that is both alluring and empowering like her fictional counterpart Jessica Rabbit.
Megan Thee Stallion not only reps Jessica Rabbit’s hair and gloves in her risqué official video for “Big Ole Freak” (A risqué video for a song titled “Big Ole Freak,” no surprise there, right?) but she embodies and embraces the same role of femme fatale. With lyrics like, “We never show up together but I text him when I’m ready to go” and “Then the next day I might leave them read,” she makes clear that she’s bad, in control and calls the shots.
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Like her femme fatal counterpart (who’s not bad, just drawn that way), Megan is on her way to becoming a sexual icon herself. In the same video she wears lingerie, licks her lips and pops it. Her lyrics are provocative. Some might say they’re offensively explicit. She addressed this criticism in a Rolling Stone interview where she said, “You let the boys come up in here and talk about how they gon’ run a train on all our friends and they want some head and they want to shoot everything up, and they want to do drugs…Well, we should be able to go equally as hard. I don’t want to hear none of that ‘That’s offensive!’ or ‘All she talk about is p*ssy.’”
That’s feminism – equality in every way; from p*ssy to the podium. It’s the freedom to choose between running for president and running your mouth. You can’t say a woman can be polished and poised, but she can’t be provocative. It’s the choice between not shaving your arms and waxing everything. Megan Thee Stallion is doing the thing.
Make sure you catch the Houston native at Warehouse Live on Thursday, April 11th. Get your tickets here!