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Megan Thee Stallion talks music industry sexism and female empowerment

“You cannot be mad about me rapping about sex,” she said. “That’s not what you’re mad about.”

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Unfortunately, Megan Thee Stallion is no stranger to double standards within the music industry. The Houston Hottie has had to defend her sexy lyrics and superior twerking skills against critics on numerous occasions. Speaking with Marie Claire, Megan again responded to her haters.

“A man can be as mediocre as he wants to be but still be praised. A man can talk about how he’s about to do all of these drugs and then come and shoot your house up,” she said. “But as soon as I say something about my vagina, it’s the end of the world?”

“What are you really mad about?” she continued. “You cannot be mad about me rapping about sex. That’s not what you’re mad about.”

While some fans see Megan as a rapper leading the way for songs that encourage female empowerment, others — she believes — are intimidated by her lyrics.

“It’s something deeper,” she said. “Not only am I rapping about sex, I’m rapping about you making me feel good. I’m not rapping about licking on you. No, you’re going to do what I told you to do, and I feel like sometimes that can be a little intimidating.”

“Sometimes it’s overwhelming to some men,” she continued. “They can’t handle it, they get a little shook, they get a little scared. But I’m not going nowhere, so get used to it.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Megan also spoke about seeing her entrepreneurial great-grandmother, grandmother and mother lead by example. The rapper tragically lost both her mother and grandmother last year.

“I know that women are powerful. I know that we are out here birthing people. I know that we are out here running sh*t, so I can’t even be mad at you for thinking that we should be held to a high standard,” she told the outlet. “We’re the ultimate beings. We are the superior beings.”

Despite struggling through label woes last month, this year has already seen the arrival of Megan’s Suga EP and Tyga-collaborated single, “Freak.” Although it was first billed as her debut album, she previously explained that Suga is an EP and that her debut full-length effort is still on the way. Revisit Suga below.

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