Today (Nov. 3), Megan Thee Stallion marked her official return to wax with “Cobra,” a bass-heavy cut that was produced by Bankroll Got It, Derrick Milano, and Shawn “Source” Jarrett. The track saw the Houston talent coming clean to fans about her battles with mental health, reliance on alcohol, and what led to a relationship breakup.
“I got problems, never thought a b**ch like me would ever hit rock bottom, man, I miss my parents, way too anxious, always cancel my plans, pulled up, caught him cheatin’, gettin’ his d**k sucked in the same spot I’m sleepin’, lord, give me a break, I don’t know how much more of this s**t I can take, how long you been worried ’bout me, tellin’ people that’s not me? Honestly, it kinda feel like you plottin’, watchin’, why is you speakin’ on me at my lowest when you acted like you ain’t noticed?”
“Cobra” came with a Douglas Bernardt-directed visual that showed Thee Stallion delivering her transparent lyrics from the mouth of a CGI-generated snake. She could also be seen breaking out in synchronized moves with a crew of dancers.
Since the video’s release, Megan’s fans have provided an outpouring of support for the Tina Snow talent. “Meg was able to utilize art to such a high degree,” said Twitter user MarquiseDavon. “The use of rock music is historically rebellious and feels the same here… The shedding of skin, paparazzi, and her lyricism is immaculate.”
Another user, DaricCott, added, “The visuals… The people filming and taking photos of her while she sheds her skin represents her being under the scrutiny of the public eye while simply living her life like any other human.” Many others agreed by giving unique takes on the song, Megan’s life, and how toxic the industry can be as a whole. Check out some additional reactions to “Cobra” below.
The visuals… the people filming and taking photos of her while she sheds her skin (goes through her journey) represents her being under the scrutiny of the public eye while simply living her life like any other human.— Daric L. Cottingham, M.A. (@DaricCott) November 3, 2023
“We must shed our past over and over again” - Meg #Cobra
megan thee stallion perfectly expressed how absolutely heartbreaking it is to feel like you are a resource and that alone. how dehumanizing it can be to fill that role. i am so happy she shared this, so many people can find healing here https://t.co/oei9o6CE19— 5hahem aka Dr. Durag (@shaTIRED) November 3, 2023
I love that Megan Thee Stallion’s new song is about shedding her past like a cobra sheds it’s skin. She speaks on suicidal ideation, depression, grief. I love that she brings awareness to mental health.— 40 Kal ♍️ (@KayNicole__) November 3, 2023
Y’all: all women rap about is sex— Cult of Personality (@19Phranchize) November 3, 2023
(Meg the stallion releases Cobra)
Y’all: ion wanna hear about your experiences or trauma
I'm going to always ride for Meg because people don't understand what that type of grief does to your mind, body and spirit. Losing your family, having to grieve in the public eye and still have to meet obligations and perform like its nothing? Many people would fold. #COBRA— DOM 🪄 (@fairybrandmuva_) November 3, 2023
I think the visual made hella sense considering shes shedding an old life and bringing herself into a new one. The cobra/snake symbolism matches the lyrics. She’s literally saying the old skin she was in was killing her and she had to go into hiding to reveal a better self. https://t.co/c0hAZWxxQi— CimónAlisa🕯 (@thecimonalisa) November 3, 2023
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