Tyra Banks recently sat down, in a hot tub with Megan Thee Stallion for an intimate interview where Megan shared the first time she told her mom she wanted to rap.
According to Vibe, Megan discussed hiding her hip-hop dreams from her mom who was a rapper herself.
In her sit down with Banks, the first Black woman to cover the SI swimsuit edition in 1996, the 26-year-old rapper discussed hiding her hip-hop dreams from her mom.
Thomas, who was a rapper herself, passed away in 2019 after battling cancer, just as the “Hot Girl Summer“ artist’s career began to heat up.
“My mom was a rapper. She didn’t know I wanted to be a rapper, but I would literally watch her in the studio all day,” the Grammy award-winning artist shared with Banks. “I’m like, ‘This lady is everything.’
I didn’t want to tell her that I could rap until I was eighteen. I wanted to be perfect to her.”
“Finally, I went to college. I was like, ‘Okay, I’ve probably held this secret in long enough,’” the rapper continued.
“I started going to the studio by myself…I didn’t want her to shut me down. I didn’t want her to say, ‘You’re not serious about this. You don’t know.’”
“I finally came to her—I might have been 20—and I was like, ‘I can rap.’ She was like, ‘No you can’t…let me hear.’ I was like, ‘Okay, Mama.
Don’t whoop me, but I’m about to curse, okay?’ So, I started going off and I’m cursing.”
Megan Thee Stallion also discussed her professional goals outside of music and entertainment. As she spits on Thot Sh*t, “2021, finna graduate college.”
The rap star is nearly finished with her degree in health administration from Texas Southern University.
“My grandmother was a teacher. She was like, ‘Megan, I don’t care what you do but you need to get that education,” she recalled.
One of her ambitions is to open an assisted living facility where she can hire her classmates from TSU to care for patients and ensure the company is in order, explaining to Banks, “I want to create an environment where the elderly can go…but still be treated like family.”
Watch the entire interview below:
By the way, Tyra is trending on Twitter because of her hot tub attire:
Did Tyra mistake this tub talk for her ANTM Cycle 13 underwater shoot ? pic.twitter.com/AH2Hk0wJpk
— The horse that Zeke threw (@MajinBuutie) July 21, 2021
Me plopping down in the jacuzzi for my interview. I will NOT be outdone. pic.twitter.com/UK8y0JFEqq
— Kayo (@kduan4) July 21, 2021
Why Tyra got a cashmere sweater on in the hot tub??? pic.twitter.com/YFoE2Qaavp
— Δ Ξ U C E | P R I M O (@CoachCousin) July 21, 2021
Turns out her outfit might be a body suit:
It’s a bodysuit! I have the same one 😂 pic.twitter.com/TH9qVGQMRA
— 💕💕 (@bojanglessugar) July 21, 2021
Black Twitter is something else!