Megan Thee Stallion released a statement sharing that Houston is still “healing” from Travis Scott’s Astroworld tragedy
Megan Thee Stallion has extended her support to Houston by canceling her concert in light of Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival tragedy that took place in the city .
In a statement issued by the singer. She shared that the city is still healing from the tragic concert that killed 10 people and injured many more.
“Out of respect for the lives lost in Houston earlier this month. I have decided to cancel my show at 713 Music Hall on Dec. 3,” Megan said in a statement.
“Houston is still healing, and it’s important that our community be given the appropriate time to grieve. My heart goes out to all the families that are suffering during this difficult time.”
Megan Jovon Ruth Pete (born February 15, 1995), known professionally as Megan Thee Stallion (pronounced “Megan The Stallion”), is an American rapper, songwriter, and model. Originally from Houston, Texas, she first garnered attention when videos. Of her freestyling became popular on social media platforms such as Instagram.
300 Entertainment in 2018
Megan Thee Stallion signed to 300 Entertainment in 2018. Where she released the mixtape Fever (2019). The extended play Suga (2020), and her critically acclaimed debut studio album, Good News (2020); all of which peaked in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. Her single “Savage Remix” featuring Beyoncé, and her feature on Cardi. B’s single “WAP” were her first and second number ones on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. With the latter providing Megan with her first number one in several other countries and the Billboard Global 200.
Throughout her career, Megan Thee Stallion has received several accolades, including six BET Awards, five BET Hip Hop Awards, four American Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards. A Billboard Women in Music Award, and three Grammy Awards. At the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. She became the second female rapper to win Best New Artist, after Lauryn Hill in 1999. In 2020, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world on their annual list.
Early life and education
Megan Jovon Ruth Pete was born on February 15, 1995 in San Antonio, Texas, and her mother, Holly Thomas, immediately moved to Houston after her birth. Thomas rapped under the name “Holly-Wood” . And would bring her daughter with her to recording sessions instead of putting her in daycare. Pete was raised in the South Park neighborhood of Houston. Before moving with her mother to Pearland, Texas at age 14, where she lived until she turned 18. Pete began writing raps at age 14. When she eventually showed Holly her rapping skills at age 18. Holly required that Pete wait until she was 21 to pursue rapping as a career. Her mother commented that her lyrics were too sexually suggestive for her young age. Pete attended Pearland High School and graduated in 2013. Her father died during her freshman year of high school.
Prairie View A&M University
In 2013, while Pete was a student at Prairie View A&M University. She began uploading videos of herself freestyling on social media. A clip of Pete battling against male opponents in a “cypher” went viral. The exposure helped Pete gain a larger digital presence and following on social media. She garnered fans by posting her freestyles on her Instagram while in college. He refers to her fans as “hotties” and credits her hyperactive fan base for her early success.
He adopted the stage name “Megan Thee Stallion”. Because she was called a “stallion” in adolescence due to her height (5′10″ or 178 cm). And “thick” body frame voluptuous and statuesque women in the South of the USA are colloquially called stallions.
2016–2017: Early beginnings
In April 2016, Megan Thee Stallion released her first single “Like a Stallion”. This was followed by the small SoundCloud-exclusive mixtapes Rich Ratchet (2016), and Megan Mix (2017). In September 2017, Megan Thee Stallion made her professional solo debut. With the commercially released EP Make It Hot.The EP’s 2017 single “Last Week in HTx”. Became her most successful single during this time. Amassing several million views on YouTube. In 2017, Megan Thee Stallion released the song “Stalli (Freestyle)”, as a rework of late musician XXXTentacion’s “Look at Me!”.
Around this time, Megan Thee Stallion auditioned to be a cast member on Love & Hip Hop: Houston; however, the proposed spin-off of the Love & Hip Hop franchise was postponed indefinitely in June 2016.
2018–2019: Tina Snow and Fever
In early 2018, Megan Thee Stallion signed with 1501 Certified Entertainment, an independent label in Houston run by T. Farris and owned by former baseball player Carl Crawford. The first female rapper signed to the label, she then performed at SXSW in March 2018. In June 2018, Megan Thee Stallion released a 10-song extended play titled Tina Snow under the label. The EP was named after her alter ego, “Tina Snow,” who she describes as “a more raw version” of herself.
300 Entertainment in 2018
Tina Snow was positively received by critics. Eric Torres of Pitchfork wrote: “she provided plenty of freak anthems with quotable lyrics to wield against ain’t-shit men”. She stated in an interview. With Mic that she is not afraid to talk about sexuality. Nor does she feel boxed in to either the “intelligent” or “freak” dichotomy. Nandi Howard of The Fader referred to her ability to rap with “electrifying pace and precision”. In November 2018. Megan Thee Stallion announced that she had signed with 300 Entertainment. Making her the first female rapper to be signed by the label. It was during this time that she was scheduled to support Australian rapper Iggy Azalea on her Bad Girls Tour;however, the tour was later cancelled.