“I was like, ‘OK, mom. Don’t yell at me, but I’m about to swear, okay?'”
Everyone knows Megan Thee Stallion has bars, but what some people don’t know is that Megan’s late mother Holly Thomas aka Holly-Wood was a rapper.
“My mom was a rapper. She didn’t know I wanted to be a rapper, but I was literally watching her in the studio all day. I was like ‘This lady is everything,'” Megan recalls. “I didn’t want to tell her that I could rap until I was 18. I wanted to be perfect with her.”
“Finally, I went to college. I was like, ‘OK, I’ve probably kept this secret for quite a long time,'” she said. “I started going to the studio on my own… I didn’t want her to shut me up.”
“I didn’t want her to say, ‘You’re not serious about this. You do not know.'”
But when Megan was around 20, she decided to tell her mom everything.
“I was like, ‘I can rap,'” Megan recalls. “She was like, ‘No you can’t… Let me hear.’ I was like, ‘OK, mom. Don’t yell at me, but I’m about to swear, okay?’ So I started to leave, and I curse. “
“She said to me, ‘Where did you learn all those words ?!'” Megan laughed as she reproduced her mother’s shocked face.
This moment taught Holly-Wood that her daughter has a unique talent. And in 2019, the world knew Megan when she released her single “Big Ole Freak” from her 2018 EP, Tina Snow.
Sadly, Megan’s mother passed away in March of that year, and her death prompted the “Body” rapper to hone her craft. Today, Megan is known as one of the best rappers of all time!
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