Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Jovan Ruth Pete was born in Houston, Texas, to mother, Holly Thomas — known as rapper Holly-Wood — on February 15, 1995. She began writing raps at age 14, but Thomas required that her daughter wait until she was 21 to pursue a rapping career. Megan went viral in 2016 when she made an appearance in a freestyle rap battle while a college student at Prairie View A&M University. Later that year, she released her first single, “Like a Stallion.” In 2017, she debuted her first mixtape, Make It Hot. She followed up that release with her 2018 EP, Tina Snow, which featured the song “Big Ole Freak.” The song became her first charting single on the Billboard Hot 100.
Megan released her second mixtape, Fever, in 2019. The project featured the hit tracks “Simon Says” featuring Juicy J and “Cash S–t” featuring the DaBaby.
Later that year, she collaborated with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla Sign on the single “Hot Girl Summer” — a reference to Megan’s popular catchphrase.
Megan released her EP Suga in 2020, which included the single “Savage.” Beyoncé joined her for the “Savage (Remix)” and the song’s lyrics kickstarted a dance trend on TikTok. Months later, Megan teamed up with Cardi B for the hit single “WAP.”
Megan’s mother, Thomas, died in 2019 from a cancerous brain tumor. In 2020, Megan was shot in the foot while riding in an SUV after attending a party with Tory Lanez and some friends in Los Angeles. She later alleged that Lanez — who was arrested at the time on suspicion of possession of a concealed weapon — was responsible for the shooting.
Megan is a student at Texas Southern University, where she is studying health administration.